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MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES By ASTOR PIAZZOLLA July 1, 2014

Filed under: Argentina,History of Rock in Argentina,Piazzolla — spanishpoplyrics @ 11:48 am

Part 13: Tango

While we’re in Argentina, we really should mention the tango.
The most influential tango composer of the rock era was Astor Piazzolla. This is the title song (also known as ‘Yo Soy María’) from his ‘tango operita’ of 1968, with lyrics by Horacio Ferrer. In this fine performance it is sung by Julia Zenko.
Piazzolla is best known for his innovative instrumentals, which usually featured his bandoneón (accordion) playing. There is an excellent BBC documentary about his life (see below). It is in English but with lots of subtitled interviews in Spanish.

NB This translation is by Golden, though I have made some tiny changes.
You can check out more of their translations here: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/translator/golden
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MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES

Yo soy María de Buenos Aires!
De Buenos Aires - María 
¿no ven quién soy yo?
María tango, María del arrabal!
María noche, María pasión fatal!
María del amor! De Buenos Aires soy yo!

Yo soy María de Buenos Aires
si en este barrio la gente pregunta quién soy,
pronto muy bien lo sabrán
las hembras que me envidiarán,
y cada macho a mis pies
como un ratón en mi trampa ha de caer!

Yo soy María de Buenos Aires!
Soy la más bruja 
cantando y amando también!
Si el bandoneón me provoca... Tiará, tatá!
Le muerdo fuerte la boca... Tiará, tatá!
Con diez espasmos en flor 
que yo tengo en mi ser!

Siempre me digo "Dale María!"
cuando un misterio me viene trepando en la voz!
Y canto un tango que nadie jamás cantó
y sueño un sueño que nadie jamás soñó,
porque el mañana es hoy 
con el ayer después, che!

Yo soy María de Buenos Aires!
De Buenos Aires María yo soy, mi ciudad!
María tango, María del arrabal!
María noche, María pasión fatal!
María del amor! De Buenos Aires soy yo!
MARIA FROM BUENOS AIRES

I am María from Buenos Aires
From Buenos Aires - María
Don't you see who I am?
María of the tango, María from the slums
María of the night, María the femme fatal
María of love, from Buenos Aires, it's me!

I am María from Buenos Aires
If in this neighborhood people ask who I am
Soon they'll know
The women will envy me
And every man at my feet,
Like a mouse, into my trap he must fall

I am María from Buenos Aires
I'm the biggest bitch
Singing and loving as well
If the bandoneon moves me... tiará, tatá!
I'll bite hard into its mouth... tiará, tatá!
With ten spasms flowering
That I have in my being

I'm always telling myself 'keep going María'
When a mystery climbs up in my voice
And I sing a tango that nobody ever sang
And I dream a dream that nobody ever dreamt
Because tomorrow is today, 
With yesterday later, hey!

I am María from Buenos Aires
From Buenos Aires, it's me - María, my city
María of the tango, María from the slums
María of the night, María the femme fatal
María of love, from Buenos Aires, it's me!
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