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)

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 Del Bandoneón (Soul Of The Bandoneon)

Alma De Loca (Crazy Soul)

Alma En Pena (Suffering Soul)

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)

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)

A Su Memoria (In Her Memory)

Atenti Pebeta (Careful, Babe!)***

Bailarín Compadrito (Braggart Dancer)***

Bailarín De Contraseña (Ticket Stub Dancer)

Bailongo De Los Domingos (Dance Party on Sundays)

Bajo Belgrano (Lower Belgrano)

Barajando (Shuffling)

Barajando Recuerdos (Shuffling Memories)

Barrio de Tango (Tango Quarter) **

Barro (Mud)

Bien Frappé (Well Chilled)

Bomboncito (Little Sweet Chocolate)

Buscándote (Looking For You)

Café de Los Angelitos (Little Angels' Cafe)

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

Cambalache (Pawnshop)*

Caminito Del Taller (On The Way To The Workshop)

Canción Desesperada (Desperate Song)****

Canto (I Sing)

Cantor De Barrio (Neighborhood Singer)

Caricias (Caress)

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

Caserón De Tejas (Tile Roofed Big House)

Che, Bandoneón! (Hey, Bandoneon!)***

Che Papusa, Oí (Hey Pretty, Listen)

Chirusa (Chirusa)

Chiquilín De Bachín (Little Boy at Bachin's)

Cicatrices (Scars)

Claudinette (Claudinette)

Color Cielo (Sky Blue)

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)

Consejo de Oro (Golden Advice)

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

Corazón De Papel (Paper Heart)

Corazón De Oro (Heart of Gold)

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

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

Cordobesita (Girl From Córdoba)

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)

De Corazón A Corazón (Heart to Heart)

De Puro Guapo (Toughing It Out)**

Del Tiempo Guapo (From A Brave Time)

De Seis A Siete (From Six to Seven)

Decíme Que Pasó (Tell Me What Happened)

Después Del Carnaval (After Carnival)

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

Diez Años (Ten Years)

Dinero, Dinero (Money, Money)

Discos De Gardel (Gardel's Records)

Domingo A La Noche (Sunday At Night)

Dos Palabras Por Favor (Two Words Please)

Duelo Criollo (Creole Duel)

Dulce Amargura (Sweet Bitterness)

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 Huérfano (The Orphan)

El Milagro (Miracle)

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

El Nene Del Abasto (The Kid from Abasto)

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 Organito (The Last Street Organ)

El Vino Triste (The Sad Wine)

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)

Estampa De Varón (Figure Of A Man)

Esta Noche (Tonight)

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)

Fruta Amarga (Bitter Fruit)

Fueron Tres Años (It's Been Three Years)

Fueye (Bandoneon)***

Galleguita (Spanish Girl)

Garufa (Party Animal)

Gloria (Glory)

Golondrinas (Swallows)

Gorriones (Sparrows)

Gracias (Gratitude)

Hoy Al Recordarla (Today As I Remember Her)

Indiferencia (Indifference)

Inquietud (Restlessness)

Isla De Capri (Island of Capri)

Jacinto Chiclana (Jacinto Chiclana)***

Jirón De Suburbio (A Piece of Suburb)

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

La Brisa (The Breeze)

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

La Cantina (The Canteen)

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

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

La Garçonniere (Bachelor Pad)

La Luz De Un Fósforo (Flicker of a Match)

La Madrugada (Dawn)

La Mariposa (The Butterfly)

La Mentirosa (Liar)

La Muchachada Del Centro (Downtown Gang)

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 Curda (The Last Drunkenness)***

La Ví Llegar (I Saw Her Arriving)

Las Cuarenta (Forty)

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)

Madreselva (Honeysuckle)*

Magdala (Magdalene)

Mala Suerte (Bad Luck)

Malevaje (Hoodlum)***

Malvón (Geranium)

Mandria (Wretched)*

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

Manoblanca (Whitehand)

Maragata (Girl from Maragato)

Margarita Gauthier (Margarita Gauthier)

Margot (Margot)

María (Maria)

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)

Menta Y Cedrón (Mint and Lemon Verbena)

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 Que Peina Canas (Gray Hair Milonga)

Milonga Sentimental (Sentimental Milonga)

Mis Amigos De Ayer (My Friends From Yesterday)

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

Navegante (Navigator)

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)

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)

Ojos Maulas (Deceiving Eyes)

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

Pájaro Sin Luz (Bird Without Light)

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

Palomita Blanca (Little White Dove)

Parque Patricios (Parque Patricios)

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)

Pigmalión (Pigmalión)

Pobre Mi Madre Querida (My Poor Dear Mother)

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)

Príncipe (Prince)

Prisionero (Prisoner)

Quedémonos Aquí (Let's Stay Here)

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)

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)

Recuerdo (Memory)

Remolino (Whirlwind)

Rosa De Tango (Rose of Tango)

Rosarina Linda (Pretty Rosarina)

Rosicler (Rosicler (Pale Pink))

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)

Shusheta (El Aristócrata) (Dandy (Aristocrat))

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)

Silbar De Boyero (Cowherd's Whistle)

Silueta Porteña (Porteña Silhouette)

Sin Lágrimas (Without Tears)

Sinfonía De Arrabal (Symphony of A Humble Neighborhood)

Sobre El Pucho (Over The Cigarette)

Soledad (Loneliness)

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

Sollozos (Sobbing)

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

Soy Un Arlequín (I'm A Harlequin)

Suerte Loca (Crazy Luck)**

Sur (South)*

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))

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)

Temblando (Trembling)

Temo (I Fear)

Tiempo (Time)

Tinta Roja (Red Ink) *

Toda Mi Vida (My Whole Life) *

Todo (Everything)

Todo Te Nombra (Everything Calls Your Name)

Trago Amargo (Bitter Drink)

Tres Esquinas (Three Corners)*

Trenzas (Braids)**

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

Tu Corazón (Your Heart)

Tu Íntimo Secreto (Your Intimate Secret)

Un Amor (One Love)

Un Copetín (A Drink)

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

Un Tropezón (A Stumble)

Una Vez (Once)

Uno (One)*

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

Vamos, Corazón (Come On, Heart)

Vendrás Alguna Vez (Will You Ever Come?)*

Ventarrón (Strong Wind)**

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 A Soñar (I Dream Again)

Vuelves (You’ll Be Back)

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 El Tango (I Am The Tango)

Yo Tengo Una Novia (I Have A Girlfriend)

Yuyo Verde (Green Weeds)*

Zorro Gris (Grey Fox)

Zorro Plateado (Silver Fox)