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MILONGA SENTIMENTAL lyrics

LYRICS: Sebastian Piana
MUSIC: Homero Manzi


I
Milonga pa' recordarte.
Milonga sentimental.
Otros se quejan llorando
yo canto pa' no llorar.
Tu amor se seco de golpe
nunca dijiste por que.
Yo me consuelo pensando
que fue traición de mujer.

II
Varon, pa' quererte mucho,
varon, pa' desearte el bien,
varon, pa' olvidar agravios
porque ya te perdone.
Tal vez no lo sepas nunca,
tal vez no lo puedas creer,
tal vez te provoque risa
!verme tirao a tus pies!

III
Es facil pegar un tajo
pa' cobrar una traición
o jugar en una daga
la suerte de una pasión.
Pero no es facil cortarse
los tientos de un metejon
cuando estan bien amarrados
al palo del corazón.

II (bis)
Varon, pa' quererte mucho, etc.
Milonga que hizo tu ausencia.
Milonga de evocación.
Milonga para que nunca
la canten en tu balcon.
Pa' que vuelvas con la noche
y te vayas con el sol.
Pa' decirte que si, a veces,
o pa' gritarte que no.
	


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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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