Caminito (song)

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Song by Carlos Gardel
Language Spanish
Recorded 26 November 1926
Genre Tango
Length 2:28
Label Odeón
Composer(s) Juan de Dios Filiberto
Lyricist(s) Gabino Coria Peñaloza

"Caminito" is a tango with music by Juan de Dios Filiberto and lyrics by Gabino Coria Peñaloza.[1]

Widely known and readily identifiable throughout Argentina and neighboring Uruguay, the lyrics are in themselves a classically structured poem with strophes made up of two verses and one refrain:

Caminito que el tiempo ha borrado,
que juntos un día nos viste pasar,
he venido por última vez
he venido a contarte mi mal.
Caminito que entonces estabas
bordado de trébol y juncos en flor,
una sombra ya pronto serás
una sombra lo mismo que yo.
Desde que se fue triste vivo yo,
caminito amigo yo también me voy.
Desde que se fue nunca más volvió,
seguiré sus pasos, caminito, adiós.[2]
Little path the years swept away
you saw us together go by
I've come to you one last time
I've come to tell you and cry.
Little path once you were covered
covered in clover and rushes in bloom
you will soon be only a shadow
a shadow as I am too.
Since she went away I live in pain
little path, my friend, I'll go away as well -
She went away and has never returned
I shall trace her footsteps, little path, farewell.


  1. ^ "Caminito". Todo Tango Library. 
  2. ^ "El tango, Caminito". El Zorzal Criollo.