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

Lyrics: Oscar Rubens
Translation: Felipe & Ayano
Music: Alberto Suárez Villanueva
Recorded by Ricardo Tanturi with Alberto Castillo in 1942

Spanish

Déjate de locuras, muchacho,
pensá bien lo que haces.
Me han dicho que te han visto borracho
llorando por una mujer...

¡Como el dolor te ha cambiado,
que ya no sos el de ayer!
Volvé pa' la milonga,
que un fueye rezonga
como llamándote.

Al compás de un tango la habrás de olvidar,
con una pebeta que sepa bailar,
una piba buena que, al mirar tus ojos,
comprenda la pena de tu corazón.

Al compás de un tango habrás de encontrar
a esa mujercita sincera y leal,
y veras, un día, lleno de alegría
a la que lloraste ni recordarás.

(Instrumental)

Si esa mujer te ha hecho daño
perderla ha sido mejor.
Volvé pa' la milonga,
que un fueye rezonga como llamándote.

English

Stop the craziness, lad,
think well what you do.
They told me that they have seen you drunk crying for a woman…

How pain has changed you,
that you’re no longer the one from yesterday!
Come back to the milonga,
for a bandoneon moans
as if calling you.

With the tango’s beat you will forget her,
with a girl who knows how to dance,
a good girl who, looking into your eyes,
will understand the sorrow of your heart.

With the tango’s beat you will find
that young woman, true and loyal,
and you’ll see one day filled with joy
that you won’t even remember the one you cried for.

(Instrumental)

If that woman has done you harm
losing her was for the better.
Come back to the milonga,
for a bandoneon moans as if calling you.