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Boedo y San Juan (1943)

Boedo & San Juan music & lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo From here, the corner of Boedo and San Juan, I’m going to sing a sad, heartfelt tango because I want to honor and to remember the neighborhood where I grew up, where I left all the feelings of my childhood: hopscotch beneath a blue sky, brightly colored … Continue reading

Buenos Aires (1923)

Buenos Aires lyrics by Manuel Romero Buenos Aires, the Queen of the Plata, Buenos Aires, my beloved land, listen now to my song— my whole life has gone into it. In my most orgiastic, fevered hours, spent from pleasure and insanity, I think of you, my homeland, and my bitterness gets some relief. Under the blanket of … Continue reading

Balada para un loco (1969)

Ballad for a Lunatic lyrics by Horacio Ferrer (1933-2014) music by Ástor Piazzolla (spoken) The afternoons in Buenos Aires have a certain… ¿qué se yo? [1]—y’know? I’ve just left home, headed down Arenales. The streets, and me, the same as ever…when suddenly, from behind a tree, he appears. A strange cross between one of the last homeless … Continue reading

Bajo el cono azul (1944)

Under the Blue Halo lyrics by Carmelo Volpe [spoken] From my table I contemplate memory’s dance: Paris with its grandeur drowning my desires, the lost lover who you carry like a cross, the dance that is even sadder beneath a blue halo of light… Under a blue halo of light Susú is moving to the … Continue reading

Buscándote (1941)

Searching for You lyrics by Eduardo Scalise Wandering… with the fatigue of my endless ambling, the bitter sadness of being alone, enormously anxious to arrive. Perhaps you know… that I have gone through life searching for you, that I shattered my dreams without meaning to, that I left them at some crossroads. I sped up my … Continue reading

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