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Garras (1945)

Claws lyrics by José María Contursi music by Aníbal Troilo A dark alleyway, waiting for you… Cold…shadows… Longing to live for your love, but I can’t… I feel my life slip away from me… and you won’t shed a tear. Desperately, I search for your warmth but you are not here. Cruel agony…later loneliness and then you … Continue reading

Gricel (1942)

Gricel lyrics by José María Contursi music by Mariano Mores I should never have thought that I could win your heart— but still I searched for you until one day I found you and I stunned you with my kisses I didn’t care how virtuous you were… Your fragile crystal dream shattered when I left and … Continue reading

Griseta (1924)

Grisette[1] lyrics by José González Castillo A strange cross between Musette and Mimi, with the caresses of Rodolfo and Schaunard, [2] she was the flower of Paris that the dream of a novel brought to the arrabal. And in the crazy ramblings of the cabaret the sweet melody of some tough-guy tango encouraged her illusions: she … Continue reading

Garúa (1943)

Drizzle lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo What a night–filled with chills and fatigue! The wind carries a strange lament, the night is like a deep well of shadows, and among the shadows I walk, so slowly… while all the while the drizzle underlines it all putting its spines through my heart… On this night, so cold … Continue reading

Gracias a la vida (1966)

This is not a tango. It belongs to the Latin American genre known as Nueva Canción, and was written by Chilean folk musician Violeta Parra shortly before her suicide in 1967. Mercedes Sosa (“La Negra”), the famed folk singer from Tucumán, Argentina (who passed on recently) made this one of her signature songs. In honor … Continue reading

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