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Volver a vernos (1942)

Seeing Each Other Again lyrics by Luis Castiñeira I loved you so much, so very much– just thinking about it makes me weep… how sad are memories such as these! Seeing each other again was a mere dream and you won’t come, I know that you won’t come! I know that everything, every last thing … 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

Volver (1935)

Returning lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, music by Carlos Gardel I can make out the twinkling of the far-off lights that signal my return— the same ones whose pale reflections used to illuminate the deepest hours of my sorrow. And though I didn’t want to come back, you always return to your first love, the same old street where … Continue reading

Verdemar (1943)

Seagreen lyrics by José María Contursi music by Carlos Di Sarli Seagreen…Seagreen… your eyes filled with silence. I lost you, Seagreen. Your yellowed hands, your colorless lips and the cold of the night upon your heart. You are missing, you aren’t here anymore, your pupils have gone out, Seagreen. I found you without a thought … Continue reading

Veinticuatro de agosto (1943)

August 24th  lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Pedro Laurenz August 24th— it’s been one whole year. Not one night missed at my preferred café, and after, out with all my favorite guys to dance, to drink, to while the time away… I haven’t touched my tools for one whole year, I call my mother … Continue reading

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