Alfred Hause & His Orchestra - La cumparsita

Genre:
Tango

About

"La cumparsita" is a tango written in 1916 by the Uruguayan musician Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, with lyrics by Pascual Contursi and Enrique Pedro Maroni. It is among the most famous and recognizable tangos of all time. Roberto Firpo, director and pianist of the orchestra that premiered the song, added parts of his tangos "La Gaucha Manuela" and "Curda Completa" to Matos' carnival march ("La Cumparsita"), resulting in "La cumparsita" as it is currently known.

The title translates as "the little parade", and the first version was a tune with no lyrics. Later, Pascual Contursi wrote words to make the most popular version of the song. The lyrics begin: "The little parade of endless miseries..."

Si supieras que aún dentro de mi alma
Conservo aquel cariño que tuve para ti
Quién sabe si supieras que nunca te he olvidado?
Volviendo a tu pasado te acordarás de mí

Los amigos ya no vienen
Ni siquiera visitarme
Nadie quiere consolarme en mi aflicción

Desde el día en que te fuiste
Siento angustias en mi pecho
Decí, percanta,
Qué has hecho de mi pobre corazón?

Si supieras que aún dentro de mi alma
Conservo aquel cariño que tuve para ti
Quién sabe si supieras que nunca te he olvidado?
Volviendo a tu pasado te acordarás de mí

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