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    This song is most famous as the song of tango dancing, but lesser known for it's lyrics and making a reference to horse racing/betting.

    Spoiler: English lyrics
    By only a head

    By only a head of
    a pureblood race colt
    that just on the finish
    had slowed down to shamble;
    and upon riding back
    it seems to be saying
    forget not this brother,
    you know that you shouldn't gamble

    By only a head I
    was love struck at first sight
    with that one coquettish
    and cheerful dame
    who by pledging with a smile
    a love that she's lying about
    she burns all my love
    in a blazing flame

    [Chorus:]
    By only a head were
    all of the follies;
    her lips when she's kissing
    the sadness are dismissing
    the sourness make jolly
    By only a head that
    if she forgets me
    won't matter if I lose
    my life that hurts me;
    what is there to live?

    Lots of disappointments,
    by only a head all
    thousand times I swore that
    I won't fall for this
    but each time a passing
    look off my feet sweeps me
    her burning lips,once more,
    I want to just kiss

    I'm done with the race tracks,
    I'm quiting all gambling
    a dead heat I don't want
    to ever watch again
    but if a young filly
    looks sure bet on Sunday
    I'll gamble all I have,
    what can I do then!

    (chorus)

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    What's the difference? It's just soda, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catoptric View Post
    This song is most famous as the song of tango dancing, but lesser known for it's lyrics and making a reference to horse racing/betting.
    Betting on horses is one of the main themes of tango (along with gold-digging hos and the city of Buenos Aires itself). Tango became popular at a time when European men would come to the Americas to seek fortune, and you needed a bit of luck. Being down on your luck and the sudden loss of fortune (or women) is also a theme.

    Here's another song that's famous, about a man abandoned by a gold-digging ho. He has been forgotten by his friends, the sun won't shine through his window anymore and even his dog left him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    Betting on horses is one of the main themes of tango (along with gold-digging hos and the city of Buenos Aires itself). Tango became popular at a time when European men would come to the Americas to seek fortune, and you needed a bit of luck. Being down on your luck and the sudden loss of fortune (or women) is also a theme.

    Here's another song that's famous, about a man abandoned by a gold-digging ho. He has been forgotten by his friends, the sun won't shine through his window anymore and even his dog left him.


    I suspected it might have such an allusion.



    This is currently playing in a phone app called paranormal radio


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