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Veinticuatro de agosto (1943)

August 24th  lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Pedro Laurenz August 24th— it’s been one whole year. Not one night missed at my preferred café, and after, out with all my favorite guys to dance, to drink, to while the time away… I haven’t touched my tools for one whole year, I call my mother … Continue reading

Torrente (1944)

Flood lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Hugo Gutiérrez Your anxiety sobs, as my loneliness too wished to sob, like a coward. The anguish of playing around and suddenly, against my will, losing my heart in the flood. Our yesterdays cry out, they cry out in the tone of neglect that sorrowfully recalls the night we said goodbye, … Continue reading

Fuimos (1945)

We Were… lyrics by Homero Manzi music by José Dames I was like a rain of ashes and afflictions in the calmest hours of your life… a drop of vinegar spilled, fatefully spilled, into all of your wounds. Because of me you became a summer swallow in the snow, a wilted rose under rainless clouds. … Continue reading

Junto a tu corazón (1942)

Close to Your Heart lyrics by José María Contursi music by Enrique Francini & Héctor Stamponi What a horrible night I’ve had! Everything in my room is cold. I owe it all to you, my love: despair and weariness. I gave my whole life up to you and this affection of mine— a wounded bird that … Continue reading

Adiós, Buenos Aires

Goodbye, Buenos Aires lyrics by Leopoldo Torres Ríos I must depart from this much belovèd land, I must depart, though my heart begins to bleed. Like a poet, I must say before I leave: goodbye Buenos Aires, my dear friends, goodbye. Porteña nights that knew all my greatest joys today stand as mute witnesses to my pain, every corner stirs another memory … Continue reading

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