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Tabaco (1944)

Tobacco lyrics by José María Contursi
 music by Armando Pointier Your voice rose from the shadows like a distant rebuke. Your voice weeps and calls my name while the phantoms of this night loom stranger still. My eyes are shut against the terror of silence my heart, torn apart because I still haven’t forgiven myself … Continue reading

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

Desvelo (De flor en flor)

Sleeplessness (Flower to Flower) lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo [1] music by Eduardo Bonessi Though you may tell yourself that I’m taking a different path than you; though you may abandon me, I will always have to love you; though my jealousy fills my life with sleeplessness as I reflect that very soon you’ll go far … Continue reading

La noche que te fuiste (1945)

The Night You Went Away music by Osmar Maderna lyrics by José María Contursi Sometimes, when your face appears in my dreams, fleeting and radiant as a ray of sunlight, I feel as though your hands warm mine as they shiver with cold, and you declare your love! Then slowly you cradle my soul to … Continue reading

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