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Tenía que suceder (1955)

It Had to Happen lyrics by Julio Camilloni music by Arturo Gallucci Don’t tell my fortune, gypsy woman— What for? Just let my life take me where it will, suddenly, surprisingly, like it did yesterday. I am a man set on his path, who accepts his destiny as it comes, if I don’t shed tears … Continue reading

Tres Esquinas (1941)

Three Corners  lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo I’m from Three Corners, old bastion of an arrabal, where the pretty aproned girls blossom like wisteria, where on calm, warm nights the geraniums waft their ancient aroma beneath a full moon sky while the horse carts sleep out in the yard. I am from this humble neighborhood, I … Continue reading

La cicatriz (1939)

Those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog will note that I do not editorialize. I try to keep my comments to a minimum, sometimes inserting footnotes to the lyrics where a literal translation would break the flow of the poetry, or drawing attention to discrepancies between different versions of a song. But … Continue reading

Mandria (1926)

Wretched lyrics by Francisco Brancatti y Juan Velich Take my poncho—don’t flinch! I’ll even loan you my knife, pick, and in the venue that you choose, sir, I must show up and surely I won’t have bad form. And me, with the lash of my riding crop I’ve got plenty to cover myself… I’ve never … Continue reading

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