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Puente Alsina (1926)

Puente Alsina* lyrics by Benjamin Tagle Lara Where is my neighborhood, my wicked cradle? Where is the scruffy haven of yesteryear? With one slap, the paved streets wiped out that old place where I grew up… In the suspicious suburban** silence, on the night of a turbulent love affair, I became, from then on, everyone’s … Continue reading

Esta noche al pasar (1945)

Tonight As I Pass By lyrics by Justo Ricardo Thompson Shining with splendor and the warm emotions of some neighborhood crier’s* voice, the moon, my dreamy moon, left behind a lovely serenade in the night. Flirting on your balcony, sonorous and seductive, comes the sweet voice of my pure love. And while the city dreams along … 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

Sur (1948)

South lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Aníbal Troilo Old San Juan and Boedo, and all the heavens, [1] Pompeya and beyond that the flood, your tresses flowing through my memory and your name floating in that farewell. The blacksmith’s corner, mud and pampa, your house, your sidewalk, and the big pit, and the perfume of … Continue reading

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

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