October 20, 2013

Aprinde o Țigare

Here's the music I transcribed for Aprinde o Țigare, a famous 1930's tango that Romanians still know and love as it's all about getting high off cigarettes.

Cristian Vasile made this tune famous in the 30's, but the composer, Ionel Fernic, (whose first name you may also find as Jonel) seems to have been an equally interesting personality. He was an airplane pilot who wrote hundreds of tangos, and was the first Romanian to jump with a parachute ... and survive.

The entire lead sheet can be downloaded here.