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Paciencia (1937)

Patience [1] lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo music by Juan D’Arienzo Last night, my eyes fell on you again; last night, I had you at my side again. Why should I have seen you if, after everything, we were two strangers looking into the past! You’re not the same, nor am I the same… Years! Life! … Continue reading

Pompas de jabón (1925)

Soap Bubbles [2] music by Roberto Goyheneche lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo Doll from my neighborhood, pretty little thing— you go riding by with some swell in his car, you got yourself a fancy haircut, and you’ve dyed it champagne blonde. In those bars full of tuxedos and bandoneons, [3] you dance like you’re striking poses … Continue reading

Pregonera (1945)

Flower Girl [1] lyrics by José Rótulo music by Alfredo De Angelis Blonde and ivory princess, she was queen of my idealistic youthful dreams: the one who peddled flowers on an April day, I remember her on the streets of Paris. A red rose for you sir, as red as the longings of love, white roses … Continue reading

Puente Alsina (1926)

Puente Alsina* lyrics by Benjamin Tagle Lara Where is my neighborhood, my wicked cradle? Where is the scruffy haven of yesteryear? With one slap, the paved streets wiped out that old place where I grew up… In the suspicious suburban** silence, on the night of a turbulent love affair, I became, from then on, everyone’s … Continue reading

Una pena (1923)

A Pang lyrics by Arturo Luis Albert In my soul I feel a sadness that may no longer have any cure— the bloody bite wound of my first love. And there’s longing for those eyes filled with a bewitching sweetness whose gaze I imagined was mine for one dream-filled moment. Friends, leave me alone— so … Continue reading

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