Translations

HERE's the complete song list that we've featured.

You can enjoy listening to each tango with English subtitles in the Bailongo De Los Domingos archive videos.

We included the link to recommended translation by others.
*Poesía De Gotán by Derrick Del Pilar
**Tango Decoder by Michael Krugman
***Planet Tango by Alberto Paz
****other translators

Notes for our translation:
Singer often modifies the lyrics from the original version therefore the lyrics differ slightly depending upon the recording.
Our translations are done to a particular recording by orchestra and singer and are true to the interpretation of that particular version.
This makes singing-along even easier!
Translating poetry is an impossible task. We opted to choose words that best fit the cadence of the music. Notes will be added for each song when additional explanation is necessary.
Please feel free to send us a question or suggestion!

A Bailar (Let's Dance)

Acquaforte (Etching)

Adios Arrabal (Farewell, Suburb)***

Adiós, Chantecler (Goodbye, Chantecler)

Adiós, Muchachos (Goodbye, Folks)

Adiós, Te Vas...! (Goodbye, You're Leaving!)

Afiches (Affiches)***

Agua Florida (Florida Water)

A Homero (To Homero)

Ahora No Me Conocés (Now You Don't Know Me)***

Alas Rotas (Broken Wings)*

Al Compás Del Corazón (Late Un Corazón) (To The Beat Of The Heart)***

A Las Siete En El Café (Seven O'Clock At The Cafe)

Al Mundo Le Falta Un Tornillo (The World Has A Loose Screw)

A Mi Me Llaman Juan Tango (They Call Me Johnny Tango)

Al Compás De Un Tango (With A Tango's Beat)

Al Subir Al Bajar (Going Up, Going Down)

Alma de Bohemio (Bohemian Soul)***

Alma Del Bandoneón (Soul Of The Bandoneon)

Alma De Loca (Crazy Soul)

Alma En Pena (Suffering Soul)

Amarras (Moorings)*

Amarroto (Stingy)

Amiga (My Friend)

Anclado En París (Anchored in Paris)***

Angustia (Anguish)

Anselmo Acuña El Resero (The Cowherd Anselmo Acuña)

Ansiedad (Anxiety)

Antiguo Reloj De Cobre (Old Copper Watch)

A Otra Cosa, Che Pebeta (Off to other things, you chick)****

A Quien Le Puede Importar (Who Could Possibly Care?)**

Araca La Cana (Beware Of The Police)

Así Era El Tango (This Is How Tango Used To Be)

Así Es El Tango (Tango Is Like This)

Así Es Ninón (This Is Ninón)

Así Se Baila El Tango (This Is How to Dance Tango)*

A Su Memoria (In Her Memory)

Atenti Pebeta (Careful, Babe!)***

Ave De Paso (Bird Of Passage)**

Bailarín Compadrito (Braggart Dancer)***

Bailarín De Contraseña (Ticket Stub Dancer)

Bailongo De Los Domingos (Dance Party on Sundays)

Bajo Belgrano (Lower Belgrano)

Bajo Un Cielo De Estrellas (Beneath A Star Filled Sky)*

Balada Para Un Loco (Ballad for a Lunatic)*

Bandoneón Arrabalero (Bandoneon of The Slum)***

Barajando (Shuffling)

Barajando Recuerdos (Shuffling Memories)

Barrio de Tango (Tango Quarter) **

Barro (Mud)

Bien Frappé (Well Chilled)

Bien Pulenta (I’m Like This)****

Boedo Y San Juan (Boedo and San Juan)*

Bomboncito (Little Sweet Chocolate)

Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires)*

Buscándote (Looking For You)

Cada Vez Que Me Recuerdes (Every Time You Remember Me)*

Café de Los Angelitos (Little Angels' Cafe)

Cafetín De Buenos Aires (Small Tavern of Buenos Aires)****

Cambalache (Pawnshop)*

Caminito (Little Path)****

Caminito Del Taller (On The Way To The Workshop)

Canción De Rango (Pa' que Se Callen) (Song of High Standing)***

Canción Desesperada (Desperate Song)****

Canta Pajarito (Sing, Little Bird)**

Canto (I Sing)

Cantor De Barrio (Neighborhood Singer)

Caricias (Caress)

Carillón de La Merced (Church-bells of Santiago de la Merced)**

Carnaval (Carnival)***

Carnaval De Mi Barrio (Carnival In My Neighborhood)***

Cascabelito (Little Jingle Bell)**

Caserón De Tejas (Tile Roofed Big House)

Cero Al As (Zero to the Ace)**

Charlemos (Let’s Chat)*

Che, Bandoneón! (Hey, Bandoneon!)***

Che Papusa, Oí (Hey Pretty, Listen)

Chirusa (Chirusa)

Chiquilín De Bachín (Little Boy at Bachin's)

Chorra (Thief)***

Cicatrices (Scars)

Claudinette (Claudinette)

Color Cielo (Sky Blue)

Como El Hornero (Like The Ovenbird)*

Como Has Cambiado Pebeta (How You Have Changed, Girl)

Como Nos Cambia La Vida (How Life Changed Us)

Cómo Se Hace Un Tango (How A Tango Is Made)

Cómo Se Pianta La Vida (How Life Slips Away)

Compadrón (Wiseguy)**

Con Alma De Tango (With A Tango Soul)

Confesión (Confession)

Con Los Amigos (A Mi Madre) (With Those Friends (To My Mother))*

Consejo de Oro (Golden Advice)

Copas, Amigos Y Besos (Drinks, Friends and Kisses)

Corazón (Heart)*

Corazón De Papel (Paper Heart)

Corazón De Oro (Heart of Gold)

Corazón, No Le Digas A Nadie (Heart, Don’t Tell Anyone)

Corazón No Le Hagas Caso (Heart, Pay No Attention)***

Cornetín (The Cornet)**

Corrientes Y Esmeralda (Corrientes and Esmeralda)**
Corrientes Y Esmeralda (Corrientes and Esmeralda)***

Cordobesita (Girl From Córdoba)

Cosas Olvidadas (Forgotten Things)*

Cotorrita De La Suerte (Fortune-Telling Parrot)**

Cristal (Crystal)*

Cuando Un Viejo Se Enamora (When An Old Man Falls In Love) ***

Cuando Tallan Los Recuerdos (When Memories Rule)

Cuartito Azul (Little Blue Room)

Cuatro Compases (Four Beats)

Cuento Azul (Fairytale)

Danza Maligna (Evil Dance)

Dandy (Dandy)**

De Barro (Made Of Mud)

Decile Que Vuelva (Tell Her To Come Back)**

Decíme Que Pasó (Tell Me What Happened)

De Corazón A Corazón (Heart to Heart)

De Puro Guapo (Toughing It Out)**

Del Tiempo Guapo (From A Brave Time)

Demasiado Tarde (Too Late)*

De Seis A Siete (From Six to Seven)

Desencuentro (Mismatch)***

Después (Afterwards)*

Después Del Carnaval (After Carnival)

Desvelo (De Flor En Flor) (Sleeplessness (Flower to Flower))*

Diez Años (Ten Years)

Dime Mi Amor (Tell Me My Love)****

Din... Don (Ding Dong)*

Dinero, Dinero (Money, Money)

Discos De Gardel (Gardel's Records)

Domingo A La Noche (Sunday At Night)

Dos Fracasos (Two Disasters)**

Dos Palabras Por Favor (Two Words Please)

Duelo Criollo (Creole Duel)

Dulce Amargura (Sweet Bitterness)

El Abrojito (The Small Thistle)***

El Adiós (The Farewell)*

El Aguacero (Canción de la Pampa) (Rainstorm (Song From The Pampa))

El Bazar De Los Juguetes (The Toy Store)

El Bulín De La Calle Ayacucho (The Room On Ayacucho Street)

El Cantor De Buenos Aires (The Singer from Buenos Aires)

El Choclo (The Ear Of Corn)***

El Cuarteador (The Tow Man of Barracas) **

El Día De Tu Ausencia (The Day Of Your Absence)

El Día Que Me Quieras (The Day You Love Me)***

El Huérfano (The Orphan)

Ella Es Así (That's How She Is)**

El Milagro (Miracle)

El Mortero Del Globito (Striker of "Little Balloon")

El Motivo (The Reason)***

El Nene Del Abasto (The Kid from Abasto)

El Olivo (The Escape)*

El Once (A Divertirse) (The Eleventh (Let’s Have Fun))

El Pescante (Coachman's Seat)

El Porteñito (El Porteñito)

El Sueño Del Pibe (Dream of a Boy)

El Tango Es El Tango (Tango is Tango)

El Tango Es Una Historia (Tango Is A Story)

El Tigre Millán (Millan The Tiger)

El Trompito (Spinning Top)

El Último Café (The Last Coffee)***

El Último Organito (The Last Street Organ)

El Vino Triste (The Sad Wine)

El Yacaré (The Alligator)**

En El Salon (In The Dance Hall)

En Esta Tarde Gris (On This Grey Afternoon) *

En Lo De Laura (At Laura's Place) **

En Tus Ojos De Cielo (In Your Skyblue Eyes)

En Un Rincón (In A Corner)

Equipaje (Baggage)

Escúchame Manón (Listen To Me, Manon)

Ese Sos Vos (That's You)

Esquinas Porteñas (Corners of Buenos Aires)*

Esta Noche Al Pasar (Tonight As I Pass By)*

Estampa De Varón (Figure Of A Man)

Esta Noche (Tonight)

Esta Noche De Luna (This Moonlit Night)*

Esta Noche En Buenos Aires (Tonight In Buenos Aires)

Esta Noche Me Emborracho (Tonight I’m Getting Drunk)***

Están Sonando Las Ocho (The Clock Strikes Eight)

Este Carnaval (This Carnival)

Farabute (Crook)

Farol (Streetlamp)*

Farolito De Papel (Paper Lantern)

Flor De Monserrat (The Flower of Monserrat)

Flores Del Alma (Soul Flowers)*

Flor De Lino (Flax Flower)***

Fruta Amarga (Bitter Fruit)

Fueron Tres Años (It's Been Three Years)

Fuimos (We Were)*

Fueye (Bandoneon)***

Galleguita (Spanish Girl)

Garras (Claws)*

Garúa (Drizzle)*

Garufa (Party Animal)

Gloria (Glory)

Golondrinas (Swallows)

Gorriones (Sparrows)

Gracias (Gratitude)

Gricel (Gricel)*

Griseta (Grisette)*

Hoy Al Recordarla (Today As I Remember Her)

Humillación (Humiliation)*

Igual Que Un Bandoneón (Just Like A Bandoneon)**

Ilusión Azul (Blue Illusion)*

Indiferencia (Indifference)

Infamia (Infamy)***

Inquietud (Restlessness)

Invierno (Winter)*

Isla De Capri (Island of Capri)

Jacinto Chiclana (Jacinto Chiclana)***

Jamás Retornarás (You Will Never Return)*

Jirón De Suburbio (A Piece of Suburb)

Jiron Porteño (Oro Muerto) (A Piece of Buenos Aires)

Junto A Tu Corazón (Close To Your Heart)*

La Abandoné Y No Sabía (I Abandoned Her and I Didn’t Know…)*

La Brisa (The Breeze)

La Bruja (The Witch)*

La Canción de Buenos Aires (The Song of Buenos Aires)

La Cantina (The Canteen)

La Capilla Blanca (The White Chapel)*

La Casita De Mis Viejos (My Parents' Little Home)***

La Cicatriz (The Scar) *

La Copa Del Olvido (A Glass of Forgetting)*

La Cosa Fue En Un Boliche (It Happened in A Dive Bar)

La Garçonniere (Bachelor Pad)

La Gayola (The Cage)**

La Luz De Un Fósforo (Flicker of a Match)

La Madrugada (Dawn)

La Mariposa (The Butterfly)

La Melodía Del Corazón (The Melody Of The Heart)***

La Mentirosa (Liar)

La Milonga De Buenos Aires (The Milonga of Buenos Aires)*

La Muchachada Del Centro (Downtown Gang)

La Noche Que Te Fuiste (The Night You Went Away)*

La Nueva Vecina (The New Neighbor)

La Pulpera De Santa Lucía (The Bar Maid from Santa Lucia)

La Serenata De Ayer (The Serenade From Yesterday)

La Última Copa (The Last Drink)***

La Última Curda (The Last Drunkenness)***

La Vida Es Corta (Life is Short)*

La Vida Es Una Milonga (Life Is A Hectic Dance) ****

La Ví Llegar (I Saw Her Arriving)

Las Cuarenta (Forty)

Lejos de Buenos Aires (Far from Buenos Aires)*

Llorar Por Una Mujer (To Cry For A Woman)***

Lluvia De Abril (April Rain)

Lo Mismo Que Antes (Same As Before)

Lo Mismo Que Un Tango (Just Like A Tango)

Los Despojos (The Leftovers)

Los Mareados (The Lushes)*

Luna De Arrabal (Moon of the Humble Neighborhood)

Luna Llena (Full Moon)

Lunes (Monday)

Madame Ivonne (Madame Ivonne)***

Madreselva (Honeysuckle)*

Magdala (Magdalene)

Mala Suerte (Bad Luck)

Malena (Malena)*

Malevaje (Hoodlum)***

Maleza (Garden Weeds)*

Malvón (Geranium)

Mañana Iré Temprano (Tomorrow I'll Come Early)**

Mañana Zarpa Un Barco (Tomorrow a Ship Sets Sail)*

Mandria (Wretched)*

Mano A Mano (Fair and Square)* Elaine Newton-Bruzza

Manoblanca (Whitehand)

Maquillaje (Makeup)***

Maragata (Girl from Maragato)

Margarita Gauthier (Margarita Gauthier)

Margot (Margot)

María (Maria)

Marión (Marion)**

Marioneta (Marionette)

Mariposita (Small Butterfly)***

Más Allá (Far and Beyond)

Mascarita (Little Mask)

Me Llaman El Zorro (They Call Me The Fox)

Me Llaman Tango (They Call Me Tango)

Melodía De Arrabal (Melody of Arrabal)

Mensaje (Message)

Me Quedé Mirándola (I Just Stood There Watching Her)*

Mendocina (Girl From Mendoza)***

Menta Y Cedrón (Mint and Lemon Verbena)

Mi Buenos Aires Querido (My Beloved Buenos Aires)****

Mi Noche Triste (Lita) (My Sad Night (Lita))***

Mi Tango Triste (My Sad Tango)

Mi Taza De Café (My Cup Of Coffee)

Mi Vieja Ribera (My Old Riverbank)

Milonga Del Centenario (100 Year Anniversary Milonga)

Milonga del "900" (Milonga of the 1900s)*

Milonga Del Recuerdo (Milonga of Memory)

Milonga De Mis Amores (My Beloved Milonga)**

Milonga Que Peina Canas (Gray Hair Milonga)

Milonga Sentimental (Sentimental Milonga)

Mis Amigos De Ayer (My Friends From Yesterday)

Moneda De Cobre (Copper Coin)**

Monte Criollo (Monte Criollo)

Motivo Sentimental (Sentimental Motif)

Mozo Guapo (A Bragging Lad)

Muchacho ((Rich) Boy)****

Muchacho De Cafetín (Young Boy From The Small Cafe)

Muchachos, Comienza La Ronda (Kids, the Dance Is Starting!)*

Muchachos ... Mi Último Tango (Boys... My last Tango)

Muñeca Brava (Femme Fatale)**

Nada (Nothing)*

Nada Más (Nothing More)*

Nada Más Que Un Corazón (Nothing More Than A Heart)*

Naranjo En Flor (Orange Tree In Bloom)***

Navegante (Navigator)

Nido Gaucho (Gaucho's Nest)*

Niebla de Riachuelo (Fog of Riachuelo river)****

Ninguna (No One)**

No Aflojés (Don't Give Up)**

No Esperaba Verte Más (I Didn’t Expect To See You Again)

No Llores Madre (Don't Cry, Mother)

No Me Escribas (Don't Write To Me)

No Me Lo Digas (Don’t Tell Me)

No Me Pregunten Por Qué (Don't Ask Me Why)

No Nos Veremos Nunca (We'll Never See Each Other Again)

No Quiero Verte Llorar (I Don’t Want To See You Cry)

No Vendra (She Won’t Come)**

Nostalgias (Nostalgias)*

No Te Apures, Cara Blanca (Don’t Rush, Whiteface)

Noche De Carnaval (Night of Carnival)

Noches de Colón (Nights at Teatro Colón)

Nos Encontramos Al Pasar (We Met Passing By)

N.P. (Not Placed)****

Nunca Tuvo Novio (She Never Had a Lover)*

Oigo Tu Voz (I Hear Your Voice)*

Ojos Maulas (Deceiving Eyes)

Paciencia (Patience)*

Paisaje (Landscape)*

Pájaro Sin Luz (Bird Without Light)

Palais De Glace (Palais De Glace (Ice Palace))

Palomita Blanca (Little White Dove)

Pa' Mi Es Igual (It's All The Same To Me....)**

Pa' Que Bailen Los Muchachos (So The Guys Can Dance)

Pa' Que Seguir (Why Go On?)**

Parque Patricios (Parque Patricios)

Pasional (Passionate)***

Pastora (Shepherd Girl)

Pato (Poor Man)

Patotero Sentimental (Sentimental Gangster)**

Patria Mía (My Homeland)

Pedacito De Cielo (Little Piece of Heaven)

Pena De Amor (Love's Sorrow)

Pensalo Bien (Think It Well)***

Percal (Percale)***

Pero Yo Se (But I know...)***

Pigmalión (Pigmalión)

Pobre Mi Madre Querida (My Poor Dear Mother)

Pocas Palabras (Few Words)*

Poema (Poem)*

Pompas De Jabón (Soap Bubbles)*

Por Las Calles De La Vida (On The Streets Of Life)

Por La Vuelta (To The Return)

Porteño y Bailarín (Porteño And A Dancer)

Por Una Cabeza (By The Head Of A Horse)***

Pregonera (Flower Girl)*

Príncipe (Prince)

Prisionero (Prisoner)

Qué Bien Te Queda (Cómo Has Cambiado) (How Well It Suits You (How You’ve Changed)) **

Quedémonos Aquí (Let's Stay Here)

Que Dios Te Ayude (God Help You)*

Que Falta Que Me Hacés (How Much I Need You)***

Que Importa (Who Cares?)

Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao (They Can’t Take It Away From Me) Tanturi-Castillo

Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao (They Can’t Take It Away From Me) D'Arienzo-Laborde

Qué Me Van A Hablar De Amor (Don't Tell Me About Love)

Que No Sepan Las Estrellas (Don’t Let The Stars Know)

Que Nunca Me Falte (May I Never Miss…)*

Qué Podrán Decir? (What Can They Say?)

Qué Solo Estoy (How Lonely I Am)

Que Te Importa Que Te Llore (What Do You Care That I Cry For You)

Rebeldía (Rebellion)*

Recién (Just Now)*

Recuerdos (Memories)

Recuerdo Malevo (Malicious Memory)****

Remembranza (Remembrance)*

Remolino (Whirlwind)

Romance De Barrio (Neighborhood Romance)*

Rondando Tu Esquina (Pacing Around Your Corner)*

Rosa De Tango (Rose of Tango)

Rosarina Linda (Pretty Rosarina)

Rosicler (Rosicler (Pale Pink))

Sacale Punta (Sharpen It Up!)**

San José De Flores (Saint Joseph of Flores)

Santa Milonguita (Saint Milonguita) D'Arienzo-Echagüe

Santa Milonguita (Saint Milonguita) Simone

Se Muere De Amor (Dying Of Love)

Sencillo Y Compadre (Modest And Boasting)

Señores, Yo Soy Del Centro (Gentlemen, I'm From Downtown)

Shusheta (El Aristócrata) (Dandy (Aristocrat))

Siempre Es Carnaval (It’s Always Carnival)*

Si No Me Engaña El Corazón (If My Heart Doesn’t Deceive Me)

Si Supieras Que La Extraño (If She Knew I Miss Her)

Si Tú Quisieras (If You Want To)

Si Yo Pudiera Comprender (If I Could Understand)

Siga El Corso (Let The Parade Go On)

Silbando (Whistling)***

Silbar De Boyero (Cowherd's Whistle)

Silencio (Silence)****

Silueta Porteña (Porteña Silhouette)

Sin Palabras (No Words)*

Sin Lágrimas (Without Tears)

Sinfonía De Arrabal (Symphony of A Humble Neighborhood)

Sobre El Pucho (Over The Cigarette)

Solamente Ella (Only Her)*

Soledad (Loneliness)

Soledad, La De Barracas (Soledad, The One From Barracas)

Sollozos (Sobbing)

Sombras, Nada Más (Shadows, Nothing More)*

Soñar Y Nada Mas (Dream and Nothing Else)***

Sorbos Amargos (Bitter Gulps)**

Soy Aquel Viajero (I Am That Traveler)*

Soy Del Noventa (I'm From The 90's)

Soy Un Arlequín (I'm A Harlequin)

Suerte Loca (Crazy Luck)**

Sur (South)*

Sus Ojos Se Cerraron (Her Eyes Closed)****

Tabaco (Tobacco)*

Tabernero (Bartender)**

Tal Vez Será Su Voz (It Might Be Her Voice)

Tango Argentino (Argentine Tango)

Tango Brujo (Bewitching Tango)****

Tango (Voz de tango) (Tango (Voice of Tango))

Tarareando (Humming)**

Tarde Gris (Grey Afternoon)

Te Aconsejo Que Me Olvides (I’d Advise You to Forget Me) *

Te Llama Mi Violín (My Violin Calls You)

Te Llaman Malevo (They Call You A Thug)

Te Quiero Todavía (I Still Love You)

Tedio (Tedium)

Telón (Curtain)*

Temblando (Trembling)

Temo (I Fear)

Tiempo (Time)

Tinta Roja (Red Ink) *

Toda Mi Vida (My Whole Life) *

Todo (Everything)

Todo Es Amor (It’s All Love)*

Todo Te Nombra (Everything Calls Your Name)

Tomo Y Obligo (I Drink and I Invite)***

Tormenta (Storm)**

Torrente (Flood)*

Trago Amargo (Bitter Drink)

Trasnochando (Out All Night)*

Tres Amigos (Three Friends)**

Tres Esquinas (Three Corners)*

Trenzas (Braids)**

Tristezas De La Calle Corrientes (Corrientes Street Blues)****

Tristeza Marina (Sadness of the Sea)*

Tu Boca Mintió (No Me Mires) (Your Lips Lied (Don’t Look At Me))**

Tu Corazón (Your Heart)

Tu Diagnóstico (Your Diagnosis)*

Tú…El Cielo y Tú (You…the Heavens and You)*

Tu Íntimo Secreto (Your Intimate Secret)

Tus Labios Me Dirán (Your Lips Will Tell Me)*

Un Amor (One Love)

Una Emoción (A Emotion)*

Un Copetín (A Drink)

Un Crimen (A Crime)*

Un Tango… Y Nada Más (A Tango... Nothing More)

Un Tropezón (A Stumble)

Una Pena (A Pang)*

Una Vez (Once)

Uno (One)*

Va Llegando Gente Al Baile (People Arriving at The Dance)

Vamos (Come On)*

Vamos, Corazón (Come On, Heart)

Veinticuatro De Agosto (August 24th)*

Vendrás Alguna Vez (Will You Ever Come?)*

Ventarrón (Strong Wind)**

Verdemar (Seagreen)*

Vida Mia (Love of My Life)

Vida Querida (My Dearest)

Vieja Esquina (Old Streetcorner)

Vieja Luna (Old Moon)

Vieja Recova (Old Arcade)

Viejo Ciego (Old Blind Man)

Viejo Smoking (Old Tuxedo)

Viejos Tiempos (Old Times)

Volver (To Return)****

Volver A Soñar (I Dream Again)

Volver A Vernos (Seeing Each Other Again)*

Vuelves (You’ll Be Back)

Ya Sale El Tren (The Train Departs)***

Y Entonces Lloraras (And Then You'll Cry)

Yira Yira (Cruisin’, cruisin’)****

Y La Perdí (And I Lost Her)

Y Siempre Igual (And Always The Same)

Ya Estamos Iguales (Now We’re Even)

Ya Lo Ves (So You See)

Yo Quiero Cantar Un Tango (I Want To Sing A Tango)

Yo Soy De San Telmo (I’m from San Telmo)****

Yo Soy El Tango (I Am The Tango)

Yo Te Bendigo (I Wish You Well)*

Yo Tengo Una Novia (I Have A Girlfriend)

Yuyo Brujo (Witch's Brew)*

Yuyo Verde (Green Weeds)*

Zorro Gris (Grey Fox)

Zorro Plateado (Silver Fox)

Zorzal (Thrush)**