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Tormenta (1939)

Storm music & lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo Howling amidst lightning, lost in the storm of this endless night, oh Lord! I seek your name… I don’t want your bolts to blind me to these horrors, because I need light in order to go on… What I learned at your hand— shouldn’t it help me … Continue reading

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

Sin palabras (1946)

No Words [1] lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo music by Mariano Mores It was born from you, in search of a song to bring us together, now I know that it’s cruel—brutal, even— my punishment for you. With no words this music will still wound you, wherever your betrayal may hear it… On the most absurd night, on the … Continue reading

Mi taza de café (1943)

My Cup of Coffee lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Alfredo Malerba Through 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 as empty as my future feels. Friends and lovers, … 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

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