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Four Spanish-Hebrew Songs

Word count: 256

Song Cycle by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist

Original language: Quarto Canciones en Ladino

1. I was born at one

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

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I was born at one
At two I grew up
At three  I took a lover
At four I was wed.
I got married with love,
my  soul, life, and heart.

Tell me, young lass, where are you from?
I long to get to know you.
If you do not have a lover,
I will defend you,
my  soul, life and heart.

I'm going off to the war,
I've thrown kisses into the air,
one is for my mother,
the other is for you.


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2. All around my bed

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

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All around my bed 
it's full of doctors.
They look at each other
and it seems there is no cure for me.
I had a white robe made to measure
but will never get to use it.
May people remember me,
may they cry for me.


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3. Here comes the captive

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

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Here comes the captive
with all the women captives.
Among them
is the fair skinned girl
Dawn had not broken
nor was it yet day 
when the fair skinned girl
sang of her sorrows.

'O what green fields
O what fields of olives
where my mother Gracia
washed and hung clothes to dry. 
O, beautiful pine tree
where with my husband
we slept with pleasure 
under your shade.
O, white tombs,
tombs of my grandparents
I fly over you
like a bird in flight.


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4. Open your locked door

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

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Open your locked door,
for on your balcony there is no light.
May love protect you
Let's go, Rosa
Let's go away from here.

I prayed for your beauty
given to you by God.
Your beauty is pure
Only I deserve it.  


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