Con los Amigos (A Mi Madre)

With my Friends (To my Mother)

"Con los Amigos (A Mi Madre)"

Orquesta Francisco Canaro c. Eduardo Adrián

Recorded on 1943-05-12

Music: Carlos Gardel, José Razzano

Lyrics: Pedro Bonifacio Palacios

Transcription: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-11-08

Translation: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-11-08

Many tango translations are based on the officially submitted lyrics rather than what is actually sung in a particular version of a song.

Other Transcriptions and Translations by Warren Edwardes

"Con los Amigos (A Mi Madre)"

Con los amigos

Que el oro me produjo

Pasaba con afán las horas yo,

Y de mi bolsa, al poderoso influjo

Todos gozaban de esplendente lujo

Pero mi madre

¡No!

¡Pobre madre!

Yo de ella me olvidaba

Cuando en brazos del vicio me dormí,

Un inmenso cortejo me rodeaba

Y a nadie de mis afectos le faltaba

Pero a mi madre

¡Si!

Y cerca ya del último suspiro

Nadie se acuerda por mi mal de mi

La vista en torno de mi lecho giro

Y en mi triste alrededor a nadie miro

Pero a mi madre

¡Sí!

"With my Friends (To my Mother)" [Literal Translation]


With my friends

What golden days we had

The hours passed with delight,

And from my wallet, with its powerful influence

All enjoyed splendid luxury

But my mother

No!

Poor mother!

I forgot about her

When in the arms of vice I fell asleep,

An immense entourage surrounded me

And no one of my affections was missing

But my mother

Yes!

And close to my last breath

Nobody remembers me in my poor health

I turn around in my sick-bed

And in my sad surroundings nobody is there

But my mother

Yes!

Notes

Con los amigos (A mi madre). Ricardo Tanturi con Alberto Castillo. Vals. 1943

CARLOS GARDEL - A Mi Madre (Con Los Amigos)

A Mi Madre · Cuarteto Los Porteñitos

Santos Lipesker (bandoneón)

Roberto Guisado (violín)

Ubaldo De Lio (1. guitarra)

Hector Davis (2. guitarra)

Estimated recording date "early 1960s"