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Pa' los muchachos

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Pa' los muchachos (To the Lads) is the title of a tango written by Julián Centeya. The music was composed by José Ranieri.




José Ranieri

Year of composition:


Lyrics writer(s):

Julián Centeya


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Spanish: Pa' los muchachos

Pido entrada y me arremango,
que esta noche canto un tango,
viejo tango, corazón.
Abanicando este fueye,
un viejo recuerdo llueve
su hilacha sentimental.
En un rincón de Pompeya,
un callejón, una estrella,
la oscura pena de un bar.
Prendida al alma la llevo
como condena, para mi mal.
Era su alma la noche
de dura sombra, negra y fatal.
Rencores que no la olvidan
me asaltan a cada paso,
mostrándome en el fracaso
el resto de una ilusión.

English: To the Lads

I request to start and I roll up my sleeves.
because tonight I sing a tango,
old tango, heart.
Fanning this bandoneon
an old memory rains
its sentimental loose threads.
In a corner in Pompeya,
an alley, a star,
the dark sorrow of a bar.

Pinned to my heart, I carry her
as a sentence, to my grief.
Her soul was the night
of hard shadows, black and fatal.
Rancours that won’t forget her
assault me at every step,
showing to me in failure
the rest of a hope.


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