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Griseta (1924)

Grisette[1] lyrics by José González Castillo A strange cross between Musette and Mimi, with the caresses of Rodolfo and Schaunard, [2] she was the flower of Paris that the dream of a novel brought to the arrabal. And in the crazy ramblings of the cabaret the sweet melody of some tough-guy tango encouraged her illusions: she … Continue reading

Siempre es carnaval (1937)

It’s Always Carnival lyrics by Emilio Fresedo music by Osvaldo Fresedo It’s always Carnival… streamers swirl all around, some are wide and some are thin, they make us wobble, just a bit. And when the mask is gone from the costume that you wear revealing your innocent face, all year long is Carnival! Long live the Carnival! You … Continue reading

Milonga del 900 (1933)

Milonga of the 1900s lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana I like mismatched things and I don’t walk on the sidewalk; I wear a Massera porkpie hat [1] and military boots on my feet. I loved her because I loved her and ‘cause of that I’m hurting now— she’s left me and I don’t … Continue reading

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