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Canción de rango

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Song

Canción de rango (Pa' que se callen) (High Standing Song (So They’ll Shut Up)) is the title of a tango written by José María Suñé in 1942. The music was composed by Raúl Klaplún.

Music
Genre:

Tango

Composer(s):

Raúl Kaplún

Year of composition:

1942

Lyrics

Lyrics writer(s):

José María Suñé

The poet proudly defends tango from those who criticize and disdain it. To him, tango is a matter of soul and sensitivity, available to all who will open their heart to it.

Recordings

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Lyrics

Spanish: Canción de rango

Que bailen, los que vienen pa’ bailar.
Que escuchen, los que quieran escuchar.
Pa' todos hay un tango acompasado,
pretencioso y retobado
reinando en mi ciudad.
Yo canto, porque vivo la emoción
del tango cadencioso y compadrón.
Yo canto cuando alguno pega el grito
que hay un tango compadrito
buscando un corazón.
 
Pa' que se callen, los que andan divulgando
que el tango es triste, que es danza y son del fango.
Pa' que se callen, les voy pasando el dato:
mi tango es danza triste
pero es canción de rango.
Pa' que se callen, les mando en dos por cuatro
esta cadencia viril que se hace canto.
Si son sensibles, verán que no es del fango
aquel que envuelve en tangos
su corazón.
 
Que bailen, los que vienen pa' bailar.
Que sigan escuchando los demás.
Hoy tengo la emoción envuelta en tango
y es por eso que me agrando
al son de su compás.
Yo canto porque vivo la emoción
del tango cadencioso y compadrón.
Yo canto cuando alguno pega el grito
que hay un tango compadrito
buscando un corazón.

English: High Standing Song (So They’ll Shut Up)

Let them dance, those who've come to dance.
Let them listen, those who want to listen.
For everyone there’s a rhythmic tango,
pretentious and wild
reigning in my city.
I sing because I live the thrill
of this rhythmical, compadrón tango.
I sing whenever someone yells out
there’s a compadrito tango
looking for a heart.

To shut the mouths of those who go around spreading the voice
that tango is sad, that it is dance and music from the mud.
To shut their mouths, here’s some news:
my tango may be a sad dance
but it’s a high standing song.
So they’ll shut up, I send their way in a 2/4[1] beat,
this virile cadence made song.
If they’re sensitive, they will see that
he who wraps his heart in tangos
doesn't belong in the mud.

Let them dance, those who've come to dance.
Let the others keep on listening.
Today I have my emotion wrapped in tango
and that’s why I grow bigger
when I hear its beat.
I sing because I live the thrill
of this rhythmical, compadrón tango.
I sing whenever someone yells out
there’s a compadrito tango
looking for a heart.

References

  1. dos por cuatro, 2x4: time signature used in tango composition and, by extension, to designate tango itself.

Further links

Alternative title: Canción de rango (Pa' que se callen)