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La cicatriz (1939)

Those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog will note that I do not editorialize. I try to keep my comments to a minimum, sometimes inserting footnotes to the lyrics where a literal translation would break the flow of the poetry, or drawing attention to discrepancies between different versions of a song. But … Continue reading

Mandria (1926)

Wretched lyrics by Francisco Brancatti y Juan Velich Take my poncho—don’t flinch! I’ll even loan you my knife, pick, and in the venue that you choose, sir, I must show up and surely I won’t have bad form. And me, with the lash of my riding crop I’ve got plenty to cover myself… I’ve never … Continue reading

Así se baila el tango (1942)

This Is How to Dance Tango lyrics by “Marvil” (Elizardo Martínez Vilas) music by Elías Randal What do those rich kids, snobs and fashionistas know? What do they know about tango, what do they know about rhythm? Here is elegance: What a look! What presence! What poise! What arrogance! What classy dancing!* This is how … Continue reading

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