El Nene Del Abasto (The Kid from Abasto)

Lyrics: Raúl Hormaza
Translation: Felipe & Ayano
Music: Eladio Blanco
Recorded by Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe in 1951

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Como estoy algo apartado por razón de manyamiento,
ando de raje y sin vento y apoliyo de parao.
No lo digo de balurdo pero tengo mi patente,
soy junao en el ambiente por El Nene o El Pesao.

Pa’que vayan relojeando la campaña que yo tengo,
debuté por ley de juego en Bermúdez y Nogoyá.
Por lesiones y entreveros me comí la ochenta y nueve,
mi prontuario no lo mueve ni un piquete ‘e la Central.

Si cualquiera ‘e los muchachos
tiene algún laburo en puerta, que me pase la boleta.
Aprendí todos estos fatos:
purga, scruche, furca, atraco, filo misho, descuidista,
ligereza y buena vista para el cambiazo de paco.

Quien precise mi trabajo le hago un precio acomodao,
soy El Nene del Abasto pa’más datos El Pesao.

Ochenta y dos remisiones varias con treinta en Devoto,
dos en tierra por el coco
y un kilo de apelación.
Son datos e informaciones, pedigre de un chorro viejo,
y El Pesao con todo esto se ofrece sin pretensión.



English

Since I am out of business because police IDed me,
I’m running off with no money and I sleep standing up.
I’m not kidding, I have my reputation,
they know me in the trade as The Kid or The Heavyweight.

So you can understand my background,
my first time in jail was at Bermudez and Nogoya, for gambling.
For assault and battery I was sentenced with Article 89
my criminal record is so solid, a Union’s picket won’t move it.

If any of the boys is planning any job, let me know.
I learned all of these trades
: stealing, burglary, mugging, gun-pointing, fraud, pickpocketing,
I’m also good and quick at switching out.

If you need my services I will give you a good deal,
I’m The Kid from Abasto, also known as The Heavyweight.

If anyone questions what I’m saying
Police Station at Moreno 1550 can show you my record.
For a shooting at a nasty incident,
a prosecutor gave me ten years in Las Heras Penitentiary.

Eighty two visits to court, thirty of them going to jail in Devoto,
two in Tierra de Fuego for cocaine possession and thousands of appeals.
All these are facts and data, history of an old crook,
and with all this The Heavyweight humbly offers his services.