The Valentino Tango

Composer Heinz Roehmheld
Lyricist Jack Lawrence
Year Written 1950
About The Valentino Tango
“The Valentino Tango” was written for the score of the 1951 biopic about Rudolph Valentino called Valentino. The film was poorly received and was subjected to several lawsuits, including one by Valentino’s brother and sister.


The Valentino Tango

Noche de amor
The pagan moon was high above you
And the night was aflame with shooting stars
Noche de amor
My heart was echoing I love you
And the echo became a million guitars

Then we were throbbing to the rapture and the rhythm of a tango
A pair of dancers, a dance of bliss
Then I was whispering te amo mucho mucho
And all your answers fell like kisses

Take me once more
And let our hearts begin the tango
Hold me tight as before
Noche de amor

Noche de amor

Session / Album Information


“The Valentino Tango” was recorded on January 17, 1951 and released in February of the same year. Marty Manning was the arranger.

This recording released on:

  • 1951: Columbia 78: 39209
  • 1951: Columbia 45: 4-39209
  • 1952: Columbia LP 10″: CL 6221 — Because Of You
  • 2000: Blue Jackel CD: 8427328030137 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits
  • 2001: Blue Moon CD: BMCD 8001 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2004: Solo CD: 1214 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits   (2004)
  • 2004:  Blue Moon CD: BMCD 3013 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #3 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK3) The Columbia Singles, Vol. 1

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