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Three Spanish Songs

Word count: 144

Song Cycle by Ramiro Cortés (1933 - 1984)

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1. La guitarra [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: Spanish (Español)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Richard Gard) , "The guitar", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La guitare", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Empieza el llanto
de la guitarra.
Se rompen las copas
de la madrugada.
Empieza el llanto
de la guitarra.
Es inútil callarla.
Es imposible
callarla.
Llora monótona
como llora el agua,
como llora el viento
sobre la nevada.
Es imposible
callarla.
Llora por cosas
lejanas.
Arena del Sur caliente
que pide camelias blancas.
Llora flecha sin blanco,
la tarde sin mañana,
y el primer pájaro muerto
sobre la rama.
¡Oh, guitarra!
Corazón malherido
por cinco espadas.


Submitted by Ivo Zandhuis

2. Las seis cuerdas [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: Spanish (Español)

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La guitarra,
hace llorar a los sueños.
El sollozo de las almas
perdidas,
se escapa por su boca
redonda.
Y como la tarántula
teje una gran estrella
para cazar suspiros,
que flotan en su negro
aljibe de madera.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

3. Adivinanza de la Guitarra [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: Spanish (Español)

Translation(s): FRE

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En la redonda
encrucijada,
seis doncellas
bailan.
Tres de carne
y tres de plata.
Los sueños de ayer las buscan
pero las tiene abrazadas
un Polifemo de oro.
¡La guitarra!


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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