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Desvelo (De flor en flor)

Sleeplessness (Flower to Flower) lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo [1] music by Eduardo Bonessi Though you may tell yourself that I’m taking a different path than you; though you may abandon me, I will always have to love you; though my jealousy fills my life with sleeplessness as I reflect that very soon you’ll go far … Continue reading

La noche que te fuiste (1945)

The Night You Went Away music by Osmar Maderna lyrics by José María Contursi Sometimes, when your face appears in my dreams, fleeting and radiant as a ray of sunlight, I feel as though your hands warm mine as they shiver with cold, and you declare your love! Then slowly you cradle my soul to … Continue reading

Maleza (1945)

Garden Weeds lyrics by Cátulo Castillo music by Enrique Munné Since absence has locked the door on me, with bolts of oblivion… Since the seductive door knocker stays silent, I don’t even know why I’ve come… The garden weeds and the ruins of the balcony wound me with their gloom… Since her hand is not … Continue reading

Me quedé mirandola (1945)

I Just Stood There Watching Her lyrics by Roberto Miró music by Vicente Spina After a terrible year of being alone we met again by accident and at once the memories of better days— when I used to sing and laugh— marched right through my mind. My lips began to babble with fear, my eyes … 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

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