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MILONGA DEL 900 lyrics

LYRICS: Homero Manzi
MUSIC: Sebastian Piana

Me gusta lo desparejo
y no voy por la vereda;
uso fungi a lo Massera,
calzo bota militar.
La quise porque la quise
y por eso ando penando;
se me fue ya ni se cuando,
ni se cuando volvera.

Me la nombran las guitarras
cuando dicen su canción,
las callecitas del barrio
y el filo de mi facon.
Me la nombran las estrellas
y el viento del arrabal;
no se pa' que me la nombran
si no la puedo olvidar.

Soy desconfiao en amores,
y soy confiao en el juego;
donde me invitan me quedo
y donde sobro también.
Soy del partido de todos
y con todos me la entiendo
pero vayanlo sabiendo:
soy hombre de Leandro Alem.

No me gusta el empedrao
ni me doy con lo moderno;
descanso cuando ando enfermo,
y dispues que me he sanao.
La quiero porque la quiero
y por eso la perdono;
no hay cosa peor que un encono
para vivir amargao...

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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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