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Tormenta (1939)

Storm music & lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo Howling amidst lightning, lost in the storm of this endless night, oh Lord! I seek your name… I don’t want your bolts to blind me to these horrors, because I need light in order to go on… What I learned at your hand— shouldn’t it help me … 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

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

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

Ilusión azul (1945)

Blue Illusion lyrics by Arquímedes Arci Haughty and conceited, like a pagan goddess you passed by me, showing your spite, and since that day I know that I have lost the ineffable glory of a dream of love. I don’t miss your kisses—those were feigned, nor do I miss your strangely sweet lips… only the … Continue reading

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