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Yuyo verde (1944)

Green Weeds lyrics by Homero Expósito music by Domingo Federico Alleyway…alleyway… so distant…so distant… lost, we wandered hand in hand beneath a summer sky dreaming in vain… A streetlamp…a gate… —just like in a tango— the two of us lost, hand in hand beneath a summer sky that has gone… Let me weep uncontrollably, with … Continue reading

Yo te bendigo (1925)

I Wish You Well [1] lyrics by Juan Andrés Bruno music by Juan de Dios Filiberto The rooster crowed the wake-up call, a distant dog barked in response and as the arrabal began to stir to greet the new day, far off, a car went on its way… And like a sentinel’s end-of-watch signal, the … Continue reading

Yuyo brujo (1949)

Witch’s Brew [1] lyrics by Carlos Waiss music by Héctor Varela & Benjamín García Girl, come kiss me here, on the lips, to wipe away the insults from your lying mouth. Tonight I am jealous, and when I tell you I love you I feel my heart belongs to you. Girl, I never get tired of looking … Continue reading

Yo me llamo “Juan te quiero” (1934)

I’m Called “Juan-I-Love-You”[1] (milonga) lyrics by Fernán Silva Valdés You’re a dark lady forged by pleasure and slander. I’ve taken you for carriage rides from Palermo down to the riverbank.[2] You’re a dark lady, tempered by men’s fiery passion. You’re like a dagger blow struck right through my heart. I’m called “Juan-I-love-you” and you’re María … Continue reading

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