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EL MONITO lyrics

LYRICS: Juan Carlos Marambio Catán
MUSIC: Julio De Caro

"Mi monito" me llamó 
la piba de mi amor,
la que mi corazón robó y que,
en mi pobre bulín, 
me llamó con berretín 
sin conocer dolor.-

El bulín fue nido fiel
de mi primer amor,
donde gocé su gran pasión de amar
y fué mi fiel mujer
poniendo en mí su fé, 
su puro corazón

La piba cantábame así:
Si yo quiero vivir
juntito a tu amor,
tu amor que curó mi dolor
Por que me dejas corazón
sin ti morirá mi pasión
así, mi pebeta cantó
mi pebeta cantó su canción
que ingrata pasó 
su fugaz ilusión.-

Mi monito no dirá 
monito de mi amor
mi corazón hoy la buscó en su afán
sin poder ya gozar
la luz de su mirar
la miel de su pasión.-

Mi pebeta ya se fué
y nunca volverá
tal vez irá rodando al cabaret
buscando en su dolor
alivio al champán
olvido a mi desdén.

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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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