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LYRICS: José Rótulo
MUSIC: Alfredo De Angelis

Princesita rubia de marfil
dueña de mi sueño juvenil,
la que pregonando flores un día de abril
recuerdo por las calles de París.

Una rosa roja para usted
roja como el ansia de querer
rosas y claveles blancos, blancos de ilusión
y sigue la princesa su pregón.

Un cariño y un clavel
para el ojal... para el querer...
el clavel es de ilusión
mi corazón rojo punzó.

Ay! la tarde va muriendo
y el pregón me va siguiendo...
De un cariñito y un clavel
solo el clavel lo que quedó.

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In tango, the relationship between lead and follower, man and woman, is so intense and all consuming, that there is simply no time for small talk. The last man I danced with, I know more intricately in many ways than his lover: I know that he perspires in a tiny spot above his brow; that when the dance slows and our connection is tight, his breathing almost stops; that when my leg sweeps his, he arches his neck imperceptibly upwards; that when another couple got too close he subconsciously enclosed me in a protective embrace; and that his hand rested so delicately on the flesh of my back. Yet all I know about him are his name and his country of origin. Small talk is a luxury not afforded to us tango addicts. - Anastasia Demaggio

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