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En esta tarde gris

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Song

En esta tarde gris (On This Grey Afternoon) is the title of a tango written by José María Contursi in 1941. The music was composed by Mariano Mores.

Music
Genre:

Tango

Composer(s):

Mariano Mores

Year of composition:

1941

Lyrics

Lyrics writer(s):

José María Contursi

In this tango, the poet cries over the memory of a lost love, full of regret over his inability to once understand his beloved’s suffering. Having left her, he now lives saddened and tortured by the memories.

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Lyrics

Spanish: En esta tarde gris

¡Qué ganas de llorar en esta tarde gris!
En su repiquetear la lluvia habla de ti...
Remordimiento de saber
que por mi culpa, nunca,
vida, nunca te veré.
Mis ojos al cerrar te ven igual que ayer,
temblando al implorar de nuevo mi querer...
¡Y hoy es tu voz que vuelve a mí
en esta tarde gris!

Ven,
triste me decías,
que en esta soledad
no puede más el alma mía...
Ven
y apiádate de mi dolor,
que estoy cansada de llorarte,
sufrir y esperarte
y hablar siempre a solas
con mi corazón.
Ven,
pues te quiero tanto,
que si no vienes hoy
voy a quedar ahogada en llanto...
No,
no puede ser que viva así,
con este amor clavado en mí
como una maldición.

No supe comprender tu desesperación
y alegre me alejé en alas de otro amor...
¡Qué solo y triste me encontré
cuando me vi tan lejos
y mi engaño comprobé!
Mis ojos al cerrar te ven igual que ayer,
temblando, al implorar de nuevo mi querer...
¡Y hoy es tu voz que sangra en mí,
en esta tarde gris!

English: On This Grey Afternoon

How I feel like crying on this grey afternoon!
In its tapping, the rain speaks of you…
Remorse of knowing
that it's my fault I will never,
darling, ever see you again.
My eyes, as they close, see you just like yesterday,
trembling as you begged to get my love back…
And today it's your voice that returns to me
on this grey afternoon!

Come,
you sadly said to me,
because in this loneliness
this soul of mine can’t go on…
Come
and have mercy on my pain,
because I’m tired of crying over you,
of suffering and waiting for you,
and of talking always alone
with my heart.
Come,
for I love you so much
that if you don’t come today
I’ll drown in my tears…
No,
it’s not possible I should live so,
with this love nailed to me
like a curse.

I couldn’t understand your despair
and so I happily flew away on the wings of another love…
How sad and lonely I found myself
when I saw I was so far away
and realized I’d been deceived!
My eyes, as they close, see you just like yesterday,
trembling as you begged to get my love back…
And today it’s your voice that bleeds within me
on this grey afternoon!

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