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Nada más (1938)

Nothing More
lyrics by Luis Rubistein

There will be so much snow in my life
without your fiery gaze!
And my poor lost soul,
bleeding from this wound,
will lay down and die.
And on the cross of my yearning,
I will fill my soul with mist—
even the blue of the heavens shall die
during this vigil
as I watch you depart.

Orquesta Juan D’Arienzo, canta Alberto Echagüe

(Spanish original after the jump)

Nada más

¡Cuánta nieve habrá en mi vida
sin el fuego de tus ojos!
Y mi alma, ya perdida,
sangrando por la herida,
se dejará morir.
Y en la cruz de mis anhelos
llenaré de brumas mi alma—
morirá el azul del cielo
sobre mi desvelo
viéndote partir.

About Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.


2 thoughts on “Nada más (1938)

  1. One of the first tangos of D’Arienzo- Echagüe, very little singing and the orchestra the main attraction, it changed later when the singer was the principal element and the orchestra not so vital, still a great tango like most of them, cheers.

    Posted by Miguel | 03.01.2010, 2:37 AM


  1. Pingback: D’Arienzo #2: Late ’30s Vocals with Alberto Echagüe « DDP's Favorite Tandas - 10.25.2011

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