Enrique Santos Discépolo (1901-51) Buenos Aires
One of the most important tango poets.
He was also composer, actor and playwright.
His muse was singer Tania, with whom he had a tormentous relationship.
Read his biography on todotango.
His work as Poet / Composer
Alma Del Bandoneón (Soul Of The Bandoneon)
Cambalache (Pawnshop) cynic
Canción Desesperada (Desperate Song)
Carillón de La Merced (Church-bells of Santiago de la Merced)
Condena (S.O.S.) (Life Sentence) tragedy
Confesión (Confession) tragedy
Esta Noche Me Emborracho (Tonight I’m Getting Drunk)
Justo El 31! (Right on the 31st!) cynic
Secreto (Secret) tragedy
Soy Un Arlequín (I'm A Harlequin)
Tormenta (Storm) tragedy
Yira Yira (Cruisin’, cruisin’) cynic
His work as Poet
Uno (One) composer Mariano Mores
Sin Palabras (No Words) composer Mariano Mores
Cafetín De Buenos Aires (Small Tavern of Buenos Aires) composer Mariano Mores
Malevaje (Hoodlum) composer Juan de Dios Filiberto