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. "Hasta siempre, amor" (1959) - Fulvio Salamanca c. Armando Guerrico

  13. "Historia de un Amor" (1956) Hector Varela c. Rodolfo Lesica

  14. "Incomprensión" (1944) Francisco Canaro c. Guillermo Rico

  15. "Invierno" (2017) Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez, Roberto Minondi

  16. "La Chacarera" (1940) Rodolfo Biagi c. Andrés Falgas

  17. "La Melodía del Corazón" (1940) Edgardo Donato c. Romeo Gavioli

  18. "Lluvia de Abril" (1945) Miguel Caló c. Raúl Iriarte

  19. "Merceditas" (1958) Sim. Maderna (Roggero), c. Adolfo Rivas, Raúl Aldao

  20. "Muñequita de París" (1955) Osvaldo Fresedo c. Hector Pacheco

  21. "Nido Gaucho" (1955) Carlos Di Sarli c. Mario Pomar

  22. "Paciencia" [Coronavirus] (2020) Gloria Guerra

  23. "Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir" (1953) Alfredo De Angelis c. Carlos Dante

  24. "Qué Te Importa Que Te Llore" (1942) Miguel Caló c. Raúl Berón

  25. "Recuerdo" (1959) Fulvio Salamanca c. Armando Guerrico y Luis Correa

  26. "Shusheta" (El Aristócrata) (1945) Ángel D'Agostino c. Ángel Vargas

  27. "Sin Rumbo Fijo" (1938) Típica Victor c. Ángel Vargas

  28. "Todo es Amor" (1958) Rodolfo Biagi c.Hugo Duval

  29. "Tormenta" (1954) Carlos Di Sarli c. Mario Pomar

  30. "Violin de Becho" (1969) Alfredo Zitarrosa c. Alfredo Zitarrosa

  31. "Yo Tengo Un Pecado Nuevo" (1958) Fulvio Salamanca c. Armando Guerrico