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Esquinas porteñas (1933)

Corners of Buenos Aires (vals) lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana Corner of a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, the sun and the moon paint on your walls. The winter rains weep for you in the watercolors of my memories. Thirty evenings (moons) know my wounds and a hundred little streets saw us pass by. … Continue reading

Farol (1943)

Streetlamp lyrics by Homero Expósito music by Virgilio Expósito A humble neighborhood with houses that reflect its tin sorrow. A human neighborhood whose stories are sung in tangos while a distant clock chimes at two in the morning. A workers’ neighborhood, a corner filled with memories and a streetlamp… Oh, streetlamp— the things you must … Continue reading

Una emoción (1943)

An Emotion lyrics by José María Suñé music by Raúl Kaplún Come see what I bring to this marriage of words and melody: it’s the song that inspired me, an evocation that cradled me in its arms last night. It’s the voice of tango played on every streetcorner by those whose lives are ruled by an … Continue reading

Nada (1944)

Nothing lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti music by José Dames I’ve arrived at your house— I don’t know how I managed to, since they’ve told me you’re not here, that you will never return, since they’ve told me that you’re gone. There’s so much snow in my soul, there’s such silence at your door! When I … Continue reading

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