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LYRICS: Francisco García Giménez
MUSIC: Emilio Vardaro and Oscar Arona

Nena que mis brazos alzan
hija de mi corazón,
santa, vive de esperanzas, 
sueño de porvenir, 
sol naciente que en mi noche,
barre las tinieblas del dolor
lumbre de mi hogar, pan del corazón,
ansia de vivir ...
Carne de mi carne misma
junto a tu cunita estoy,
y mientras tu sueño velo, 
vela mi imaginación,
¿qué serás en esta vida?
¿cuál será el destino que se te trazó?
de mirar a su camino no te olvides Dios.


Nunca, tan mía como ahora
que el mundo entero ignora
que nada hay mas que yo,
pienso que luego, hora tras hora,
todo será una tentación,
luego, pasiones, amistades,
mentiras o verdades,
mis brazos cortarán.
siendo mi amor el mas profundo
es ley fatal que el mundo
de mi te alejará...

Por eso mientras te acuno,
vuela mi imaginación,
pasa rápido tu infancia
y mis ojos ven surgir,
primorosa señorita
que rumbo al altar vistiendo va,
flores de azahar, llenos de ilusión,
y un rubor sutil...
Nena, nena de mi alma,
mi emoción quiere gritar,
no me dejes, no te vayas,
que sin ti no se vivir
y en mi afán de pesadilla,
no consigo que oigas,
mi noche es pavor.

Cuando te despiertas lloras,
y revivo 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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