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Mi taza de café (1943)

My Cup of Coffee lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Alfredo Malerba Through the café window, the afternoon fades and as I sip my cup of coffee, I reflect. Memories march by, triumphs and sorrows, the lights and shadows of times gone by, the street is as empty as my future feels. Friends and lovers, … Continue reading

Maleza (1945)

Garden Weeds lyrics by Cátulo Castillo music by Enrique Munné Since absence has locked the door on me, with bolts of oblivion… Since the seductive door knocker stays silent, I don’t even know why I’ve come… The garden weeds and the ruins of the balcony wound me with their gloom… Since her hand is not … Continue reading

Me quedé mirandola (1945)

I Just Stood There Watching Her lyrics by Roberto Miró music by Vicente Spina After a terrible year of being alone we met again by accident and at once the memories of better days— when I used to sing and laugh— marched right through my mind. My lips began to babble with fear, my eyes … Continue reading

Mano a mano (1920)

This post is a special guest translation by Elaine Newton-Bruzza of Portland, Oregon. She holds a Master’s in Translation Studies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and recently I collaborated with her on the English translation of Gustavo Benzecry Sabá’s excellent book The Quest for the Embrace: The History of Tango Dance 1800 – 1983 (Los legionarios … Continue reading

Muchachos, comienza la ronda (1943)

Kids, the Dance Is Starting! lyrics by Leopoldo Díaz Vélez music by Luis Porcell Kids, the dance is starting as the tango invites us onto the floor. When they hear the first notes of such brilliant music, who wouldn’t get up to dance? You can weave your emotions into this song as it delves deep … Continue reading

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