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Campo afuera (1939)

To Other Fields
lyrics by Homero Manzi
music by Rodolfo Biagi

I already know that you’ve forgotten me,
I already know that you’ve gone far away.
I already know that all my advice
won’t be able to straighten you out.
I already know that my only destiny
is to open all the pens
and gallop to other fields
so I can just forget.

You see,
your deceitful eyes
have left me so sad.
You see,
I have harvested sorrows
by plowing your loneliness.
I don’t know
if seeing me so far away
will make you repent at all.
I don’t know…
but I foresee
that in the end you’ll cry over me.

Orquesta Rodolfo Biagi, singer Andrés Falgas

Orquesta Edgardo Donato, singer Horacio Lagos

(Spanish original after the jump)

Campo afuera

Ya sé que me has olvidado,
ya sé que te fuiste lejos.
Ya sé que con mis consejos
no te voy a enderezar.
Ya sé que no hay más destino
que abrir todas las tranqueras
y galopar campo afuera
para poder olvidar.

Ya ves,
me han dejado triste
tus ojos engañadores.
Ya ves,
coseché dolores
al arar tu soledad.
No sé
si al verme tan lejos
tendrás arrepentimientos.
No sé…
pero lo presiento
que al fin me vas a llorar.

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.

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