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En esta tarde gris (1941)

On This Gray Afternoon lyrics by José María Contursi music by Mariano Mores How I long to cry on this gray afternoon! With its pitter-patter, the rain speaks of you… Regretful in the knowledge that it is my fault, darling, that I will never, ever see you again. When I close my eyes I see you, … Continue reading

Esta noche al pasar (1945)

Tonight As I Pass By lyrics by Justo Ricardo Thompson Shining with splendor and the warm emotions of some neighborhood crier’s* voice, the moon, my dreamy moon, left behind a lovely serenade in the night. Flirting on your balcony, sonorous and seductive, comes the sweet voice of my pure love. And while the city dreams along … Continue reading

Elogio de la sombra

This is not a tango…but it is an homage to one of my favorite writers of all time, an Argentine, on what would be his 112th birthday. This poem was originally translated into English as In Praise of Darkness by Norman Thomas di Giovanni. This translation, as always, is mine. Ode to the Shadows by … Continue reading

Esta noche de luna (1943)

This Moonlit Night lyrics by Hector Marcó Come close to me and you will hear my heart content to beat like an enchanted clock. The blue of this evening awakens such dreams and the sky has just set alight the best beacon of all. If I give you a kiss, it need not be a … Continue reading

El olivo (1924)

The Escape* lyrics by Carlos Cabral Down by the riverbank lived a happy old Italian**, he worked hard night and day beside his special lady. And the murmurs of the Riachuelo lulled them with soft sounds– those two fools were happy proud and haughty in their love. And all the nosy old ladies say as … Continue reading

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