Translations

"I have thought that 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 completely." Carlos Di Sarli 1947

Source: radio interview preceding bilingual performance of Nido Gaucho in 1947

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 bands tinker 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.

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