Adios Muchachos
Stanley Black & His Orchestra Lyrics


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cdios muchachos, compañeros de mi vida,
Barra querida de aquellos tiempos
Me toca a mi hoy emprender la retirada,
Debo alejarme de mi buena muchachada.
cdios muchachos. ya me voy y me resigno
Contra el destino nadie la talla
Se terminaron para mi todas las farras,
Mi cuerpo enfermo no resiste más

ccuden a mi mente
Recuerdos de otros tiempos,
De los bellos momentos
Que antaño disfrute,
Cerquita de mi madre,
Santa viejita,
Y de mi noviecita
Que tanto idolatre

Se acuerdan que era hermosa,
Mas linda que una diosa
Y que, ebrio yo de amor,
Le di mi corazón?
Mas el señor, celoso
De sus encantos,




Hundiendome en el llanto,
Me la llevo

Overall Meaning

Adios Muchachos is a heartfelt and melancholic song that reflects on the passing of time and the inevitability of saying goodbye. Stanley Black & His Orchestra beautifully capture the essence of nostalgia and resignation in their rendition of this classic tango.


The opening verse sets the tone for the song, as the singer bids farewell to his companions and the cherished bar where they spent their time together. The use of the phrase "adios muchachos" is a poignant way of saying goodbye to his friends and the memories they shared. It conveys a sense of finality and acceptance that the singer's journey is taking him elsewhere.


In the second verse, the singer comes to terms with the reality of his departure and the unpredictability of fate. He acknowledges that no one can escape their destiny, and it is now his turn to leave his beloved youth behind. The use of the phrase "nadie la talla" emphasizes his resignation and acceptance of the circumstances he finds himself in. Furthermore, he expresses that his body is no longer able to withstand the indulgent lifestyle he once enjoyed, hinting at the toll that time has taken on him.


The third verse is particularly poignant, as it delves into the memories that flood the singer's mind. He recalls the beautiful moments he experienced in the past, including the affection of his mother and the adoration he felt for his former lover. The use of the words "cerquita de mi madre, Santa viejita, y de mi noviecita que tanto idolatre" evokes a sense of tenderness and longing for a time when he was surrounded by love and adoration. However, he also reflects on the loss he endured as fate took his lover away from him, leading him to profound sorrow.


In the final two lines, the singer remembers the beauty of his former lover, describing her as more beautiful than a goddess. The juxtaposition of his deep love for her and the jealousy of a higher power underscores the bittersweet nature of their relationship. The mention of his tears suggests the heartbreak he experienced as he was torn apart from the one he loved.


Overall, Adios Muchachos is a deeply introspective song that explores themes of farewell, reminiscence, and the acceptance of life's inevitable changes. Through its evocative lyrics, Stanley Black & His Orchestra highlight the poignancy and emotional weight that come with bidding adieu to the past and embracing an uncertain future.


Line by Line Meaning

Adios muchachos, compañeros de mi vida,
Goodbye, boys, my life companions,


Barra querida de aquellos tiempos
Beloved gang from those times


Me toca a mi hoy emprender la retirada,
Today it is my turn to retreat,


Debo alejarme de mi buena muchachada.
I must distance myself from my good buddies.


Adios muchachos. ya me voy y me resigno
Goodbye boys, I'm leaving and accepting it


Contra el destino nadie la talla
No one can resist against destiny


Se terminaron para mi todas las farras,
All the parties are over for me


Mi cuerpo enfermo no resiste más
My sick body can't handle it anymore


Acuden a mi mente
Memories come to my mind


Recuerdos de otros tiempos,
Memories of other times,


De los bellos momentos
Of the beautiful moments


Que antaño disfrute,
That I enjoyed in the past,


Cerquita de mi madre,
Close to my mother,


Santa viejita,
Saintly old lady,


Y de mi noviecita
And my girlfriend


Que tanto idolatre
Whom I idolized so much


Se acuerdan que era hermosa,
Do you remember she was beautiful,


Mas linda que una diosa
More beautiful than a goddess


Y que, ebrio yo de amor,
And when I was drunk with love,


Le di mi corazón?
I gave her my heart?


Mas el señor, celoso
But the Lord, jealous


De sus encantos,
Of her charms


Hundiendome en el llanto,
Drowning me in tears,


Me la llevo
Took her away from me




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