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Mi taza de café (1943)

My Cup of Coffee lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Alfredo Malerba Outside the café window, the afternoon fades and as I sip my cup of coffee, I reflect. Memories march by: triumphs and sorrows, the lights and shadows of times gone by. The street is empty, just like my future. Friends and lovers, the … Continue reading

Yuyo verde (1944)

Green Weeds lyrics by Homero Expósito music by Domingo Federico Alleyway…alleyway… so distant…so distant… lost, we wandered hand in hand beneath a summer sky dreaming in vain… A streetlamp…a gate… —just like in a tango— the two of us lost, hand in hand beneath a summer sky that has gone… Let me weep uncontrollably, with … Continue reading

Pompas de jabón (1925)

Soap Bubbles [2] music by Roberto Goyheneche lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo Doll from my neighborhood, pretty little thing— you go riding by with some swell in his car, you got yourself a fancy haircut, and you’ve dyed it champagne blonde. In those bars full of tuxedos and bandoneons, [3] you dance like you’re striking poses … Continue reading

Yo te bendigo (1925)

I Wish You Well [1] lyrics by Juan Andrés Bruno music by Juan de Dios Filiberto The rooster crowed the wake-up call, a distant dog barked in response and as the arrabal began to stir to greet the new day, far off, a car went on its way… And like a sentinel’s end-of-watch signal, the … Continue reading

Boedo y San Juan (1943)

Boedo & San Juan music & lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo From here, the corner of Boedo and San Juan, I’m going to sing a sad, heartfelt tango because I want to honor and to remember the neighborhood where I grew up, where I left all the feelings of my childhood: hopscotch beneath a blue sky, brightly colored … Continue reading

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