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Cada vez que me recuerdes (1943)

Every Time You Remember Me
lyrics by José María Contursi
music by Mariano Mores

Like a grey ghost, weariness descended
upon your heart, while it was still mine,
and little by little it enshrouded you
and little by little you distanced yourself…
Though your love was great when you arrived,
greater still was the sorrow when you left…
the sad tolling of the bells
ringing out in my solitude…

Every time you remember me
my friend the night will tell me so
and where the sky and the sea are lost
how many stars will light my way!
Every time you remember me
your thoughts will kiss me
and when the end of your life comes
you will feel me by your side…

Orquesta Aníbal Troilo, singer Francisco Fiorentino

(Spanish original after the jump)

Cada vez que me recuerdes

Como un fantasma gris llegó el hastío
hasta tu corazón, que aún era mío,
y poco a poco te fue envolviendo
y poco a poco te fuiste yendo…
Si grande fue tu amor cuando viniste
más grande fue el dolor cuando te fuiste…
triste tañido de las campanas
doblando en mi soledad…

Cada vez que me recuerdes
la noche amiga me lo dirá
y donde el cielo y el mar se pierden
¡cuántas estrellas me alumbrarán!
Cada vez que me recuerdes
tu pensamiento me besará
y cuando el fin de tu vida llegue
junto a tu vida me sentirás…

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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