Milonga Del Corazón (Milonga From The Heart)

Lyrics & Music:
Miguel Bucino
Translation: Felipe & Ayano

Recorded by Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida in 1938*


Yo soy la milonga brava hecha de amor y coraje,
Que silbaba el malevaje de mil novecientos tres.
Soy del tiempo del taquito y la melena cuadrada,
De la alpargata bordada, la “yapa” y el “Chatelaine”


Me hice adornar una corneta llamadora del tranvía
para anunciar que venía repechando a todo tren
y al pasar frente a la puerta donde su amor habitaba
el conductor me toreaba para que oyera subir.



I’m the brave milonga made with love and courage,
that the hoodlums from 1903 whistled.
I’m from the time of high heeled boots and square hair,
of the embroidered espadrilles, the free gifts and the watch chains.


I got a horn of a streetcar embellished
to announce that it was coming at full speed
and passing in front of the door where his love lived
the driver tempted me so she would hear us coming up.


Note: Juan D'Arienzo also recorded this song with Alberto Echagüe in 1938.