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MI DOLOR lyrics

LYRICS: Manuel A. Meaños
MUSIC: Carlos Marcucci

Vengo de tierras muy lejanas donde ayer
fuera a buscar olvido a mi dolor,
consuelo al alma que sufrió al creer
en los engaños y promesas del amor.
Rumbo al olvido, que es un bálsamo al sufrir,
partí llevando, en mi amargura,
el cruel recuerdo de la ventura
que en otros tiempos junto a tí creí vivir.

esclavo de tu corazón,
a tus caprichos cedí
y me pagaste con traición.
curada mi alma de su herida,
pienso que nunca he de volver
a mendigar tu querer.
Porque allá, adonde fui
mis pesares a olvidar,
del amor conocí
la delicia hasta embriagar
y el placer que sentí
mi dolor llegóa curar.
Mi pasión sólo dio
los sentidos para amar,
pero mi alma dejó
su pureza conservar
y así pronto llegó
sus tristezas a olvidar.

Pero hoy te he visto junto a mi lado pasar,
mi corazón tan ráapido latió
que aquella herida que creí curar
ante tu vista de improviso se entreabrió,
pues no bastaron para calmar mi dolor
ni las caricias ni el olvido,
de nuevo sufro por ser querido
y hoy, como entonces, soy esclavo de tu amor.

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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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