Tengo mil novias

Composer: Enrique Rodriguez

Arranger: Julian Hasse

Publication: No Information Available at this Time

Duration: 3:41

Program Notes:

This commission was performed with the Cortango Orquesta

Cortango Orquesta, a tango ensemble with a symphonic twist, is a concert and dance band featuring members of the Saint Louis Symphony. Founded and led by Cally Banham, a trained social Tango dancer, Cortango specializes in popular classics from the beloved orchestra leaders of Tango's golden era. Cortango is named for the "Cor anglais," or "English horn" - the atypical instrument in this otherwise orquesta tipica! Their songbook comes entirely from original arrangements made by members of the band, and by Argentine bandoneon player and Tango arranger, Julian Hasse, a featured collaborator.

Cortango Orquesta was born from a desire to create a live music experience that would be ideal for social dancers and has evolved to become a fusion concert ensemble, exploring the vast repertoire of contemporary Tango, incorporating a mixture of jazz and classical styles. The band debuted at the St. Louis Ritz-Carlton's "Nuestra Milonga" in May 2013. Engagements during their first season included a New York City debut at Cary Hall and a Festival debut performance at the Midwest Tango Festival. The group has been featured twice in concert at spectacular Powell Symphony Hall, as well as the Public Media Commons presented by the Nine Network. As part of the community programs at the St. Louis Symphony, Cortango has performed for patients at Siteman Cancer Center and for veterans at The Jefferson Barracks. To celebrate the great community of Tango dancers in St. Louis, Cortango created the popular annual "Chapel Milonga" event!

Cortango's debut album, "Tandas," released in 2015, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby and was featured on the PBS show "Arts America." Cortango is a featured collaborator on a new recording scheduled for release in November 2017. Learn more about Cortango by visiting their website -





Score Sample:





​Love, Marriage, Latin Traditions



Enrique Cadicamo

Tengo mil novias
Yo no se por que mi corazon hace asi:
Tiquitic... tiquitac...

Tiquitic... tiquitac...

Ese ruido con su repicar a mi

no me deja comer ni dormir.

Yo me quiero enseguida casar porque ya, con mis novias,

senor hay un lio mayor.

Pero que hago si son como mil

y yo con las mil no me puedo casar?

Me gustan todas.
(Le gustan todas.)
Que voy a hacerle si soy picaflor...

Rubias... Morenas...

(Tiene centenas...)

Tengo un surtido de todo color...

Tengo mil novias.

(Tiene mil novias.)

De los amores yo soy el campeon.

Muchas novias hermosas yo tengo.

(El las tiene en la imaginacion.)

Una rubia se quiso matar
Por mi amor
Es verdad...

Al saberlo despues su papa grito

y del mapa me quiso borrar.

Y es por eso que mi corazon hace asi:

Tiquitic... tiquitac...

Tiquitic... tiquitac...

Pero que hago si son como mil

y yo con las mil no me puedo casar?

I Have a Thousand Girlfriends
I don't know why my heart goes like this:
Ticky-tick, ticky-tock,

Ticky-tick, ticky-tock,

The noise of its beating

does not let me eat or sleep...

I want to get married soon because I am in big trouble, sir,

with my girlfriends.

But what can I do if there are like a thousand of them

and I can't marry them all?

I like them all.
(He likes them all.)
What can I do, I'm a charmer...

Bloondes... Brunettes...

(He has hundreds...)

I have an assortment of every color...

I have a thousand girlfriends.

(He has a thousand girlfriends.)

In the game of love I am the champ.

I have many girlfriends.

(He has them in his imagination.)

A blonde tried to kill herself

for my love
It is true...
When her father found out, he yelled
and wanted to wipe me off from the face of the earth.

And it is for this reason that my heart goes like this:

Ticky-tick, ticky-tock,

Ticky-tock, ticky-tock.

But what can I do if there are like a thousand of them

and I can't marry them all?

Tengo mil noviasJulian Hasse
00:00 / 03:41
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