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.