Gloria (Glory)

Lyrics: Armando Tagini
Translation: Felipe & Ayano
Music: Humberto Canaro 1927
Recorded by Alfredo De Angelis with Carlos Dante in 1950

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Tenés vento, sos un gran señor,
pero a nadie ya vas a engrupir
con tus frases de mentido amor,
perdés tiempo, ya podés seguir.

Desde el pique, viejo, te juré
la intención de hacerte gígolo
pero yo que te conozco bien
a otro lado golpea portón.

Viejito, salú. Podés espiantar
que la juventud no es flor pa'tu ojal.
La gloria que vos queres ofrecer
guardála mejor vivi tu vejez .

Las chicas no son juguete de amor
pero, has de saber, tienen corazón,
asi que ya ves baston de bacan
piantale al placer no hagas papelon

(Instrumental)

No pretendes farras ni champán
ni vivir en un petit-hotel
y ni la voituré que vos le das
ese cuento lo conoce bien

Y un consejo sano te daré
para ponerle al dialoguito fin:
que comprés un peine
y te saqués del altillo el berretín.

Las chicas no son juguete de amor
pero, has de saber, tienen corazón,
asi que ya ves baston de bacan
piantale al placer no hagas papelon.

English

You’ve got dough, you’re a big shot,
But you are not going to trick anybody any more
with your words of false love.
You’re wasting time, just get lost.

From the beginning, old man, I realized
your intention of becoming a gigolo
But since I know you well,
go knock on another door.

Old man, goodbye. You can leave
because youth is not a flower for your buttonhole.
The glory that you want to offer,
keep it, you better live your old age.

Girls are not a toy,
but you must know, they have a heart,
So there you see, you, rich guy,
escape from pleasure, don’t make a drama

(Instrumental)

Don’t pretend party nor champagne
nor living in a petit-hotel
Nor the car that you give her,
that story she knows well.

And a healthy advice I’ll give you
to finish the conversation:
buy a comb
to get this obsession out of your head.

Girls are not a toy,
but you must know, they have a heart,
So there you see, you, rich guy,
escape from pleasure, don’t make a drama.