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Carlos Gardel

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Pompas de jabón (1925)

Soap Bubbles [2] music by Roberto Goyheneche lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo Doll from my neighborhood, pretty little thing— you go riding by with some swell in his car, you got yourself a fancy haircut, and you’ve dyed it champagne blonde. In those bars full of tuxedos and bandoneons, [3] you dance like you’re striking poses … 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

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

La copa del olvido (1921)

A Glass of Forgetting lyrics by Alberto Vaccarezza music by Enrique Delfino Waiter! Bring another round, and serve a drink to anyone who wants one. I’ve felt quite alone and I’ve been quite sad since I discovered the cruel truth. Waiter! Bring another round— last night, I saw the two of them together… I wanted revenge, I … Continue reading

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