|LYRICS by: Francisco Garcia Jimenez||MUSIC by: Anselmo Aieta|
|TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz|
|Last updated on: 7/17/11|
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Sing along with CARLOS GARDEL
Sing along with CARLOS DANTE with Alfredo De Angelis
|Colombina, Arlequin and Pierrot were characters of the Commedia de l’arte (Italy 16th century). The setting for this tango is the celebration of Carnaval, a porteño tradition that dates back to the 19th century. Besides the parades, second lines and parfumed water fights, the maximun entertainment consisted of dancing at lavish parties in theaters. During the first five years of the 20th century, the major theaters featured orchestras of up to forty professional musicians and the rhythm of the early tango was at the top of the preferences of the dancers. Hidden behind the masks, the human spirit had free rein to experience hidden impulses, such as the neighborhood girl succumbing to the temptations brought upon by money and flowing champagne.|
¿Sos vos, pebeta (muchacha)? ¿Sos vos? ¿Cómo te va?
¿Estás de baile? ¿Con quién? ¡Con un bacán (galan)!
¡Tan bien vestida, das el golpe!…
Te lo digo de verdad…
¿Habré cambiado que vos, ni me mirás,
y sin decirme ni adiós, ya vas a entrar?
No te apresures.
Mientras paga el auto tu bacán (Don Juan),
yo te diré:
¿Dónde vas con mantón de Manila,
La vida rueda… También rodaste vos.
Divertite, gentil Colombina,
Is that you girlfriend? Is that you? How are you?
You going dancing? With whom? With a rich man!
You’re dressed so well, you are a hit!
Let me tell you, that’s the truth.
Might I’ve changed that you not even look at me,
and without even saying bye, you’re going in?
Don’t hurry up.
While your rich man pays the driver,
I’ll tell you:
Where are you going with a Manila shawl,
Life rolls… Also you rolled.
Have fun, gentile Colombina,
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