La Melodía del Corazón

Heartfelt Melody

"La Melodía del Corazón"

Orquesta Edgardo Donato c. Romeo Gavioli

Recorded on 1940-04-30

Music: Fioravante Di Cicco y Héctor María Artola

Lyrics: Carmelo Santiago

Transcription: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-11-23

Translation: Warren Edwardes (c) 2018-11-23

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

"La Melodía del corazón"

Mil amores tuve yo

Y en ninguno yo encontraba

La dulzura que soñé


Ya que en cambio sólo hallé

La falsía despreciable

Que mi alma endureció.


A la vida retorné

Cuando tu carita de ángel,

En mi vida se cruzó


Y encauzaste mi existencia,

Por la senda que jamás

Ya dejaré.

Fue que tu amor,

¡Dulzura y fe!

Retrajo a mí, las ansias de vivir


¡En paz con Dios!

Paz que tanto ambicionaba

Sol de afectos que anhelaba,

Y que fue canción triunfal de amor


Que en su esplendor,

toma formas de

Melodía que, mi corazón

Canta feliz.

"Heartfelt Melody" [Literal Translation]

A thousand loves I had

And in none of them did I find

The sweetness that I dreamed of


But instead I only found

The despicable falsehood

That my soul hardened.


To life I returned

When your little angel face,

Came into my life


And you channeled my existence,

To the path that never

Will I leave

It was that your love,

Sweetness and faith!

Gave to me, the yearnings to live


In peace with God!

Peace that I so yearned for

Warmth of affection I so longed for,

And it was a triumphant love song


That in its splendour,

takes the form of

A melody that, my heart

Sings joyously.

Notes

This tango was inspired by Frédéric Chopin's Étude Op. 10 n°3 “Tristesse” in E major. See the original below.

Compare

Chopin 0:30 ++

https://youtu.be/EmQBFLJAIcY?t=30

with

Donato 0:37 ++

https://youtu.be/ug6FuBuZBu4?t=37

Clarisa Aragon and Jonathan Saavedra dance “La melodía del corazón” by Edgardo Donato, sung by Romeo Gavioli, at Les Intanguptibles #4 in Montpellier, France.

Francisco Canaro Y Francisco Amor La Melodía Del Corazón 1940

Olga Metzner and Onur Gümrükcü danced to "Tristesse" by Orquesta De Tangos Argentina directed by Luis Mendoza.

Lang Lang plays Chopin Etude Op.10 No.3 in E Major at The Berlin Philharmonic.

This is the original Polish version "Zal" sung in 1934 by Janusz Poplawski

Bruno Clair " reviens mon amour " In French

30 May 1939

Giuseppe Di Stefano - Tristezza (Chopin) 1963 In Italian

John McCormack "So Deep The Night"

Original recording 2 May 1940

"In mir klingt ein Lied" in German

Rudolf Schock--Tenor

Werner Eisbrenner--Conductor Orchester Berlin 1957