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EL FLETE lyrics

LYRICS: Pascual Contursi
MUSIC: Vicente Greco

Se acabaron los pesaos,
patoteros y mentaos
de coraje y decisión.
Se acabaron los malos
de taleros y de palos,
fariñeras y facon.
Se acabaron los de faca
y todos la van de araca
cuando llega la ocasión.
Porque al de más copete
lo catan y le dan flete
pa' la otra población.

Esos taitas que tenian
la mujer de prepotencia,
la van de pura decencia
y no ganan pa'l bullon.
Nadie se hace el pata ancha
ni su pecho ensancha
de puro compadron,
porque al de más copete
lo catan y le dan flete
pa' la otra población.

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In tango, the relationship between lead and follower, man and woman, is so intense and all consuming, that there is simply no time for small talk. The last man I danced with, I know more intricately in many ways than his lover: I know that he perspires in a tiny spot above his brow; that when the dance slows and our connection is tight, his breathing almost stops; that when my leg sweeps his, he arches his neck imperceptibly upwards; that when another couple got too close he subconsciously enclosed me in a protective embrace; and that his hand rested so delicately on the flesh of my back. Yet all I know about him are his name and his country of origin. Small talk is a luxury not afforded to us tango addicts. - Anastasia Demaggio

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