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CON ALMA Y VIDA lyrics

LYRICS: Héctor Marcó
MUSIC: Carlos Di Sarli


Vestida de noche y luna
Señores... aquí la traigo;
dejen paso a esta hermosura
que es una milonga pura
más criolla que el mate amargo...
Soñando entre sus cantares
voy a formar mi bandera
con las canas de mi madre
y el azul de una ojera
donde hoy pierdo el corazón!

Que dulce es amarla...
sentirla y besarla!
y oír la voz querida
de una boca que nos pida:
un beso sin traición...
Y el corazón
con alma y vida
que linda es mi criolla...
que brujo el amor!

Risueña como la aurora,
Señores... cruza mi dama!
No desairen su figura
que al contonear su cintura
ríe y llora mi guitarra...
Milonga de Martín Fierro,
blasón de mis arrabales;
más te canto y más te quiero
porque al taconear tus calles
en sus brazos vivo yo!
	


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From Carole McCurdy: After that tanda, I found that every man I danced with that evening had something beautiful to offer, no matter their postural eccentricites or limitations of technique. In fact, their eccentricities and limitations were something to be respected and accorded a value, something that added rich flavor to the dance. If my partner is stiff as a board, well, it means that we begin the tanda by doing the 'stiff as a board' tango, which can offer some very creative moments of shared comedy, playing close to the edge of being off-balance. Whee-ha-ha. Maybe by the end of the tanda our dance will have expanded into something more soft and flexible and grounded, maybe not. The cortina has its own great value, after all.
I left the milonga that night feeling thrilled and humbled. How sorely I had underestimated these 'bad dancers,' how foolishly I had cheated myself out of the deeper pleasures of connecting in the dance. It wan't somebody else's fat ego getting in the way of dancing, it was my own.
Astrid responds: It works both ways. The great advantage (and burden) that women have in dancing the tango is that it enables them to experience a hundred different worlds, by dancing with different men and, if they are sensitive and intuitive enough, for a while becoming that man's creation to certain extent, for better or for worse...
It also works the other way round. One of the best dancers has told me that he dances in a different way with every woman, because she inspires him to do certain moves.
And the total is then always more than just the sum of its parts. Wish that in real life we also had some music to guide us to follow each other's steps...

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