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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

Muchachos, comienza la ronda (1943)

Kids, the Dance Is Starting! lyrics by Leopoldo Díaz Vélez music by Luis Porcell Kids, the dance is starting as the tango invites us onto the floor. When they hear the first notes of such brilliant music, who wouldn’t get up to dance? You can weave your emotions into this song as it delves deep … Continue reading

Así se baila el tango (1942)

This Is How to Dance Tango lyrics by “Marvil” (Elizardo Martínez Vilas) music by Elías Randal What do those rich kids, snobs and fashionistas know? What do they know about tango, what do they know about rhythm? Here is elegance: What a look! What presence! What poise! What arrogance! What classy dancing!* This is how … 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

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