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Francisco Lomuto

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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

Sombras, nada más (1944)

Shadows, Nothing More lyrics by José María Contursi music by Francisco Lomuto I want to slowly open my veins, to shed every drop of my blood at your feet… so I can prove to you that I could not love you more and then…so I can die. Yet still your blue eyes– as blue as … 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

Esquinas porteñas (1933)

Corners of Buenos Aires (vals) lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana Corner of a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, the sun and the moon paint your walls. The winter rains weep for you in the watercolors of my memories. Thirty evenings (moons) know my wounds and a hundred little streets saw us pass by. Our … Continue reading

Te aconsejo que me olvides (1926)

I Think You Should Forget Me lyrics by Jorge Crui music by Pedro Maffia I received your last letter, in which you wrote to me: “I think you should forget me, everything we had is dead. I just want my portrait and all of my letters back— you know it’s not fair that you’re still keeping all of … Continue reading

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