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La noche que te fuiste (1945)

The Night You Went Away music by Osmar Maderna lyrics by José María Contursi Sometimes, when your face appears in my dreams, fleeting and radiant as a ray of sunlight, I feel as though your hands warm mine as they shiver with cold, and you declare your love! Then slowly you cradle my soul to … Continue reading

Los mareados (1942)

The Lushes* lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo Strange, almost fired up, I found you drinking, beautiful and terrible… You were drinking and amidst the champagne’s clamor, you were laughing like a madwoman so you wouldn’t cry… It hurt to find you there since when I looked at you I saw, girl,** your eyes filled with an electric fire, your beautiful … Continue reading

La vida es corta (1941)

Life is Short lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo Let’s see, boys—I want to be joyful, I want to be dazed, so I don’t have to think. Life is short and you must live it, and just set reality aside. You must forget about sacrifice— what it costs to live, and to win your bread— and on these nights of … Continue reading

La abandoné y no sabía (1943)

I Abandoned Her and I Didn’t Know… lyrics by José Canet Kneaded between the silver and gold of serenades and wild dance parties, cradled by the sounds of bandoneons, this tango was born. It was born to watch me suffer in this horrific life as my luck takes its dying gasps. When I hear it … Continue reading

La cicatriz (1939)

Those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog will note that I do not editorialize. I try to keep my comments to a minimum, sometimes inserting footnotes to the lyrics where a literal translation would break the flow of the poetry, or drawing attention to discrepancies between different versions of a song. But … Continue reading

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