7 Feb 2019

GARDEL arr Williams: Tango 'Por una Cabeza'

From Music Alive, 9:30 pm on 7 February 2019
Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel Photo: Public Domain

'Por una Cabeza' or 'By a Head' is one of Carlos Gardel's most famous songs and has been arranged for many different instruments.

The song is about a gambler who has bet on the horses, and sees his horse winning the race just 'by a head'.

He then compares this to his love life and his follies with women ... and perfunctorily resolves to stop gambling to save himself the disappointment.

However, if another pretty girl seems to like him, how can he resist gambling again?

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack