By the Head of a Horse….

Filed under: Lyrics — queenkv July 24, 2005 @ 1:13 pm

My honey and I are doing a tango for our first dance….at our wedding…next month. We wanted to dance to the tango from True Lies…

The music and lyrics are by Carlos Gardel y Alfredo Le Pera (1935). The tune…Por una cabeza – and it translates: “By the head of a horse.”

Romantic, no?

In True Lies and Scent of a Woman – the Tango Project performed the music…..

I can’t wait to dance the Tango with my new husband :0


by Carlos Gardel y Alfredo Le Pera (1935)

Losing by a head of a noble horse
who slackens just down the stretch
and when it comes back it seems to say:
don’t forget brother,
You know, you shouldn’t bet.

Losing by a head, instant violent love
of that flirtatious and cheerful woman
who, swearing with a smile
a love she’s lying about,
burns in a blaze all my love.

Losing by a head
there was all that madness;
her mouth in a kiss
wipes out the sadness,
it soothes the bitterness.

Losing by a head
if she forgets me,
no matter to lose
my life a thousand times;
why live?

Many deceptions, loosing by a head…
I swore a thousand times not to insist again
but if a look sways me on passing by
her lips of fire, I want to kiss once more.

Enough of race tracks, no more gambling,
a photo-finish I’m not watching again,
but if a pony looks like a sure thing on Sunday,
I’ll bet everything again, what can I do?

1 Comment

  1. your love is the only sure bet, sweetie :)

    Comment by Mark — July 24, 2005 @ 1:24 pm

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