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LYRICS: José Canet
MUSIC: José Canet

Amasado entre oro y plata, de serenatas
y de fandangos...
Acuñado entre los sones, de bandoneones
nacio este tango.
Nacio por verme sufrir, en este horrible vivir
donde agoniza mi suerte.
Cuando lo escucho al sonar, cuando lo salgo a bailar
siento más cerca la muerte.
Y es por eso que esta noche, siento el reproche
del corazón.

La abandone y no sabia
de que la estaba queriendo
y desde que ella se fue siento truncada mi fe
que va muriendo, muriendo
La abandone y no sabia
que el corazón me engañaba
y hoy que la vengo a buscar ya no la puedo encontrar
adonde ire sin su amor.

I (Bis)
Al gemir de los violines, los bailarines
van suspirando.
Cada cual con su pareja las penas viejas
va recordando.
Y yo también que en mi mal sufro la angustia fatal
de no tenerla en mis brazos.
Hoy la quisiera encontrar, para poderla besar
y darle el alma a pedazos...
Pero inutil ya no puedo y en sombras quedo
con mi ilusión.

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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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