Por una cabeza - What does it mean?
Information about the famous tango song "Por Una Cabeza"
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Por una cabeza - What does it mean?
– Por una cabeza
"Por una Cabeza" is an tango song
with music and lyrics written in 1935
by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le
The name is a Spanish horse-racing
phrase meaning "by a head", which
refers to a horse winning a race by the
length of one head.
The lyrics speak of a
compulsive horsetrack gambler who
his addiction for
horses with his
attraction to women.
The tango has since been performed
by numerous tango orchestras.
Tango scenes with "Por una Cabeza"
appear in various films or the song
itself is mentioned.
The most famous tango scene is the
one in the film “Scent of a
Woman”, starring Al Pacino.