Invierno

Winter

Transcription: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-01-09

Translation: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-01-09

"Invierno"

Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez, Roberto Minondi

Recorded on 2017-10-23

Music: Horacio Pettorossi

Lyrics: Enrique Cadícamo

"Invierno"

Orquesta Francisco Canaro c. Roberto Maida

Recorded on 1937-08-19

Music: Horacio Pettorossi

Lyrics: Enrique Cadícamo

Invierno

Volvió

el invierno con su blanco ajuar,

ya la escarcha comenzó a brillar

en mi vida sin amor.


Profundo padecer

que me hace comprender

que hallarse solo

es un horror


Y al ver

cómo soplan en mi corazón,

vientos fríos de desolación

quiero llorar.


Porque mi alma lleva

brumas de un invierno,

que-hoy no puedo disipar


Porque mi alma lleva

brumas de un invierno,

que hoy no puedo disipar

"Winter" [Literal Translation]

It's returned

winter with its white trousseau,

and the frost has began to shine

in my life without love.


Deep suffering

that makes me understand

to be alone

It is a horror


And seeing

how they blow within my heart,

cold winds of desolation

I want to cry.


Because my soul has

winter mists

that today I cannot dispel


Because my soul has

winter mists

that today I cannot dispel

"Winter" [Singing Interpretation]

It blows

barren winter and its sallow pallor

and the frosted crust begins a shiver

lover loser; it's a bore


Such pain; so cannot bear

never ends; all too clear

to live your life alone

such a horror


What a 'mare

how they bellow through my so sad soul

eternal winds of desolation blow

Just have to roar


Because my soul must bear

icy mists of life so cold

that now cannot disappear


Because my soul must bear

icy mists of life so cold

that now cannot disappear

Transcription: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-01-09

Translation: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-01-09

Notes

It can be a shock listening to Canaro's jaunty music and then reading or listening to the sad lyrics. Initially the Romantica Milonguera version seemed very slow. Indeed it is much slower than the Canaro version. But perhaps the slower tempo brings in into line with the suicidal lyrics. I would say it does.