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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

En la buena y en la mala (1940)

In Good Times and In Bad Times lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo In good times I met you and in bad times I lost you— your love was the flash of a flare, of brief, blue galas. My wallet was the magnet that drew your ambition and you mimicked passion— vampiress of my champagne nights, never forget this: In good … Continue reading

Esquinas porteñas (1933)

Corners of Buenos Aires (vals) lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana Corner of a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, the sun and the moon paint on your walls. The winter rains weep for you in the watercolors of my memories. Thirty evenings (moons) know my wounds and a hundred little streets saw us pass by. … Continue reading

Una emoción (1943)

An Emotion lyrics by José María Suñé music by Raúl Kaplún Come see what I bring to this marriage of words and melody: it’s the song that inspired me, an evocation that cradled me in its arms last night. It’s the voice of tango played on every streetcorner by those whose lives are ruled by an … Continue reading

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