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“Y la perdí” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Floreal Ruiz in vocals, 1947 (English translation).

"Y la perdí" by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Floreal Ruiz in vocals. Vinyl disc.
Music: Antonio Rodio. Lyrics: José María Contursi.

English translation:

She has buried me in a void
cold, gray and starless night.
And I remain like a tree without a flower,
afternoon without light, field without sun…

She was a rest on my way,
she came to return my beautiful hours.
But finally the night enveloped me
with its closedness… and I lost her!

Never… my life cut short became happy again
and in my desolate hours
nothing can dry my tears.
With shattered wings
my crystal dreams were lost.
You will never… come back, I know that I will never
and at the end of my day
when nothing already exists…
you will call me.

Shadow that fades in boredom
cold of my word that names you.
And I’m so sad without you
crazy without you… dead without you.
She held my destiny in her hands,
and came to return my beautiful hours…
But in the end had more power the anguish
of my loneliness… and I lost her!

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