Translations

"Tango would have already spread around the world even more if all the audiences would have been able to understand the meaning of its lyrics".

Carlos Di Sarli 1947. Source

These original transcriptions and translations are for understanding only and unless otherwise stated do not reflect the music and so not for singing purposes.

I have noticed that quite a few translations of tangos published translate the official registered lyrics rather than what is actually sung. And various orquestas tinkered liberally with the lyrics for their own version.

I have carefully listened to and transcribed the Spanish lyrics in these songs and translated them into English.

This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Most of the songs are songs that I particularly like. Good singalongs. But some have been requests.

  1. "Adiós Pampa Mia" (1945) Francisco Canaro c. Alberto Arenas
  2. "Alhucema" (1944) Anibal Troilo c. Alberto Marino
  3. "Amarras" (1944) Juan D'Arienzo c. Héctor Mauré
  4. "Amor y Vals" (1942) Rodolfo Biagi c. Alberto Lago
  5. "Bomboncito" (1968) Fulvio Salamanca c. c. Armando Guerrico
  6. "Cariñito" (1932) Osvaldo Fresedo c. Teófilo Ibáñez
  7. "Cambalache" (1947) Juan d'Arienzo c. Alberto Echagüe
  8. "Con Los Amigos (A Mi Madre)" (1943) Francisco Canaro c. Eduardo Adrián
  9. "Duerme mi niña" (1962) Rodolfo Biagi c. Carlos Almagro
  10. "Frente al Mar" (1963) Anibal Troilo c. Roberto Rufino
  11. "Hasta la Muerte" (1928) Juan Maglio “Pacho” c. Carlos Viván
  12. "Historia de un Amor" (1956) Hector Varela c. Rodolfo Lesica
  13. "Incomprensión" (1944) Francisco Canaro c. Guillermo Rico
  14. "Invierno" (2017) Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez, Roberto Minondi
  15. "La Chacarera" (1940) Rodolfo Biagi c. Andrés Falgas
  16. "La Melodía del Corazón" (1940) Edgardo Donato c. Romeo Gavioli
  17. "Lluvia de Abril" (1945) Miguel Caló c. Raúl Iriarte
  18. "Merceditas" (1958) Sim. Maderna (Roggero), c. Adolfo Rivas, Raúl Aldao
  19. "Muñequita de París" (1955) Osvaldo Fresedo c. Hector Pacheco
  20. "Nido Gaucho" (1955) Carlos Di Sarli c. Mario Pomar
  21. "Paciencia" [Coronavirus] (2020) Gloria Guerra
  22. "Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir" (1953) Alfredo De Angelis c. Carlos Dante
  23. "Qué Te Importa Que Te Llore" (1942) Miguel Caló c. Raúl Berón
  24. "Recuerdo" (1959) Fulvio Salamanca c. Armando Guerrico y Luis Correa
  25. "Shusheta" (El Aristócrata) (1945) Ángel D'Agostino c. Ángel Vargas
  26. "Sin Rumbo Fijo" (1938) Típica Victor c. Ángel Vargas
  27. "Todo es Amor" (1958) Rodolfo Biagi c.Hugo Duval
  28. "Tormenta" (1954) Carlos Di Sarli c. Mario Pomar
  29. "Violin de Becho" (1969) Alfredo Zitarrosa c. Alfredo Zitarrosa
  30. "Yo Tengo Un Pecado Nuevo" (1958) Fulvio Salamanca c. Armando Guerrico