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Alas rotas (1924)

Broken Wings lyrics by Maruja (María Esther) Pacheco Huergo music by Edgardo Donato As I unwound all of yesterday’s memories from the sad reality of my life, I heard your distant voice and my desire cried out, beneath the shadow of your forgetfulness. In the evening’s dying breaths autumn leaves fall all around me. I’m alone … Continue reading

Adiós, Buenos Aires

Goodbye, Buenos Aires lyrics by Leopoldo Torres Ríos I must depart from this much belovèd land, I must depart, though my heart begins to bleed. Like a poet, I must say before I leave: goodbye Buenos Aires, my dear friends, goodbye. Porteña nights that knew all my greatest joys today stand as mute witnesses to my pain, every corner stirs another memory … Continue reading

El adiós (1937)

The Farewell lyrics by Virgilio San Clemente music by Maruja (María Esther) Pacheco Huergo In vain my soul in a hushed voice spilled its pain out into the night… only a deep, profound silence wept in my heart. On an afternoon that was dying in shadows, we bid each other a good-natured farewell; you didn’t … Continue reading

Amarras (1944)

Moorings lyrics by Carmelo Santiago I wander like a suffering shadow beneath this gray veranda I reflect on myself and I am nothing… I am like my little coal skiff that stays shored up— it lives tied fast to the shore. And so I too, tied fast to my past am an anchored ship and I feel … Continue reading

Así se baila el tango (1942)

This Is How to Dance Tango lyrics by “Marvil” (Elizardo Martínez Vilas) music by Elías Randal What do those rich kids, snobs and fashionistas know? What do they know about tango, what do they know about rhythm? Here is elegance: What a look! What presence! What poise! What arrogance! What classy dancing!* This is how … Continue reading

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