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LYRICS: Ángel Gregorio Villoldo
MUSIC: E. Saborido

Existe una Parodia (disco Columbia)
Los Mamertos:
Somos los borrachos
los grandes campeones
que en los bodegones
van a emborracharse
Somos p'al escabio
los más afamados
de la población.

Yo soy la Morocha
la más agraciada,
la más renombrada
de esta plobación.
Soy la que al paisano
muy de madrugada
brinda un cimarron.

Yo con dulce acento,
junto a mi ranchito,
canto un estilito
con tierna pasion,
mientras que mi dueqo
sale al trotecito
en su remolon.

Soy la morocha argentina,
la que no siente pesares,
y alegre pasa la vida
con sus cantares.
Soy la gentil compaqera
del noble gaucho porteqo
la que conserva la vida
para su dueqo.

Yo soy la morocha
de mirar ardiente,
la que su alma siente
el fuego de amor.
Soy la que al criollito
mas noble y valiente
ama conm ardor.

En mi amado rancho,
bajo la enramada
en noche plateada,
con dulce emoción
le canto al pampero,
a mi patria amada
y a mi fiel amor.

Soy la morocha argentina,
la que no siente pesares
y alegre pasa la vida
con sus cantares.
Soy la gentil compaqera
del noble gaucho porteqo,
la que conserva el cariqo
para su dueqo.

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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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