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Francisco Canaro

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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

Pregonera (1945)

Flower Girl [1] lyrics by José Rótulo music by Alfredo De Angelis Blonde and ivory princess, she was queen of my idealistic youthful dreams: the one who peddled flowers on an April day, I remember her on the streets of Paris. A red rose for you sir, as red as the longings of love, white roses … Continue reading

Garras (1945)

Claws lyrics by José María Contursi music by Aníbal Troilo A dark alleyway, waiting for you… Cold…shadows… Longing to live for your love, but I can’t… I feel my life slip away from me… and you won’t shed a tear. Desperately, I search for your warmth but you are not here. Cruel agony…later loneliness and then you … Continue reading

Gricel (1942)

Gricel lyrics by José María Contursi music by Mariano Mores I should never have thought that I could win your heart— but still I searched for you until one day I found you and I stunned you with my kisses I didn’t care how virtuous you were… Your fragile crystal dream shattered when I left and … Continue reading

El adiós (1937)

The Farewell lyrics by Virgilio San Clemente music by Maruja (María Esther) Pacheco Huergo In vain my soul in a hushed voice spilled its pain out into the night… only a deep, profound silence wept in my heart. On an afternoon that was dying in shadows, we bid each other a good-natured farewell; you didn’t … Continue reading

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