July 30th, 1937

Calendario Milonguero

Date in which Francisco Lomuto and Jorge Omar recorded the tango LAS CUARENTA. It is a well-accomplished song that talks about existential pessimism. A clear example is this fragment: And I know that with lots of money/one is worth much more. The title of the tango in lunfardo means: “to say something somber or sorrowful”. The connection is with a card game played with a Spanish deck of forty cards.

♫ LAS CUARENTA. Francisco Lomuto and Jorge Omar (1937)

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