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Tinta roja (1941)

Red Ink lyrics by Cátulo Castillo music by Sebastián Piana A big stone wall, [1] red ink over yesterday’s grey, the emotion of your happy bricks over my little alleyway took a blot and painted the corner and that copper [2] who in the depths of night walked the borders of his beat like a … Continue reading

Tu diagnóstico (1941)

Your Diagnosis lyrics and music by José Betinotti Your diagnosis is simple, but I know that I don’t have a cure— and I know that I’m terminally desperate for your hope and your yearning. What are we going to do, oh my darling? I will adore my memories of you, I will beg you to … Continue reading

Tú…el cielo y tú (1944)

You…the Heavens and You lyrics by Hector Marcó music by Mario Canaro Your handkerchief is lukewarm, still— I kept reliving your farewell wave from that shadowy dock. Lukewarm, like the dying afternoon sun, my snowy sun, with no hope and no songbirds. I keep the lukewarm kiss that you left on my lips when you … Continue reading

Trasnochando (1942)

Out All Night lyrics by Santiago Adamini music by Armando Baliotti Out all night like every skull who doesn’t see what’s coming, who doesn’t know where he’s going. I used to ignore all your advice, my friend— we almost became enemies because you were honest with me. They always were my best companions, the milonguero boys, gamblers … Continue reading

Te aconsejo que me olvides (1926)

I’d Advise You to Forget Me lyrics by Jorge Crui music by Pedro Maffia I received your last letter in which you wrote to me: “I’d advise you to forget me, everything we had is dead. I just want my portrait and all of my letters back— you know it’s not fair that you’re still keeping all … Continue reading

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