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La vida es corta (1941)

Life is Short lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo Let’s see, boys—I want to be joyful, I want to be dazed, so I don’t have to think. Life is short and you must live it, and just set reality aside. You must forget about sacrifice— what it costs to live, and to win your bread— and on these nights of … Continue reading

Con los amigos (A mi madre)

With Those Friends (To My Mother) lyrics by Sebastián Alfredo Robles With those friends that my wealth bought, I eagerly fritted away all my time— and under my wallet’s powerful influence, everyone reveled in splendid luxury… but my mother didn’t. Poor mother! I had forgotten all about her whilst I slept in the arms of vice. An immense court … Continue reading

Siempre es carnaval (1937)

It’s Always Carnival lyrics by Emilio Fresedo music by Osvaldo Fresedo It’s always Carnival… streamers swirl all around, some are wide and some are thin, they make us wobble, just a bit. And when the mask is gone from the costume that you wear revealing your innocent face, all year long is Carnival! Long live the Carnival! You … Continue reading

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