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Francisco Fiorentino

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Tabaco (1944)

Tobacco lyrics by José María Contursi
 music by Armando Pointier Your voice rose from the shadows like a distant rebuke. Your voice weeps and calls my name while the phantoms of this night loom stranger still. My eyes are shut against the terror of silence my heart, torn apart because I still haven’t forgiven myself … 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

Tinta roja (1941)

Red Ink lyrics by Cátulo Castillo music by Sebastián Piana A big stone wall, [1] red ink over yesterday’s grey, the emotion of your happy bricks over my little alleyway took a blot and painted the corner and that copper [2] who in the depths of night walked the borders of his beat like a … Continue reading

Tu diagnóstico (1941)

Your Diagnosis lyrics and music by José Betinotti Your diagnosis is simple, but I know that I don’t have a cure— and I know that I’m terminally desperate for your hope and your yearning. What are we going to do, oh my darling? I will adore my memories of you, I will beg you to … Continue reading

Lejos de Buenos Aires (1942)

Far from Buenos Aires lyrics by Oscar Rubens music by Alberto Suárez Villanueva With a sorrowful grimace, old, sad, and worthless, walking with a slow step I’m carrying my grief. Far from the big city that has seen me flourish, in the strangest streets I feel my soul start to darken. No one sees my … Continue reading

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