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Fuimos (1945)

We Were… lyrics by Homero Manzi music by José Dames I was like a rain of ashes and afflictions in the calmest hours of your life… a drop of vinegar spilled, fatefully spilled, into all of your wounds. Because of me you became a summer swallow in the snow, a wilted rose under rainless clouds. … Continue reading

Flores del alma (1942)

Soul Flowers  lyrics by Alfredo Lucero Palacios & Lito Bayardo Memories of a joyous night that bloom in my soul once again, memories that faded with time— I can feel that they will live again. Just like that far-off night is this one, in my bitter loneliness. The moon in the blue sky lights me up like … Continue reading

Farol (1943)

Streetlamp lyrics by Homero Expósito music by Virgilio Expósito A humble neighborhood with houses that reflect its tin sorrow. A human neighborhood whose stories are sung in tangos while a distant clock chimes at two in the morning. A workers’ neighborhood, a corner filled with memories and a streetlamp… Oh, streetlamp— the things you must … Continue reading

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