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Mi taza de café (1943)

My Cup of Coffee lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Alfredo Malerba Outside the café window, the afternoon fades and as I sip my cup of coffee, I reflect. Memories march by: triumphs and sorrows, the lights and shadows of times gone by. The street is empty, just like my future. Friends and lovers, the … Continue reading

Boedo y San Juan (1943)

Boedo & San Juan music & lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo From here, the corner of Boedo and San Juan, I’m going to sing a sad, heartfelt tango because I want to honor and to remember the neighborhood where I grew up, where I left all the feelings of my childhood: hopscotch beneath a blue sky, brightly colored … Continue reading

Puente Alsina (1926)

Puente Alsina* lyrics by Benjamin Tagle Lara Where is my neighborhood, my wicked cradle? Where is the scruffy haven of yesteryear? With one slap, the paved streets wiped out that old place where I grew up… In the suspicious suburban** silence, on the night of a turbulent love affair, I became, from then on, everyone’s … Continue reading

Charlemos (1940)

Let’s Chat lyrics by Luis Rubinstein Retiro 60-11?* May I please speak to Renée? She doesn’t live there? Wait, don’t hang up— could I just talk with you, miss? Don’t hang up…this afternoon is so dreary, and I feel so sentimental. I already know that there is no René… Let’s chat…you’ll do as well… Chatting … Continue reading

Tres Esquinas (1941)

Three Corners  lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo I’m from Three Corners, old bastion of an arrabal, where the pretty aproned girls blossom like wisteria, where on calm, warm nights the geraniums waft their ancient aroma beneath a full moon sky while the horse carts sleep out in the yard. I am from this humble neighborhood, I … Continue reading

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The sound files on this site are included for illustrative purposes only. Those wishing to obtain high quality versions for their personal collections should purchase commercially available copies. If you can't get to a record store in Buenos Aires, a great many tangos are available, song by song, from http://www.tangotunes.com/ and others can be found on iTunes (transfer quality varies widely). Many CDs are available through online retailers such as Michael Lavocah's superb http://milonga.co.uk/.