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A la una yo nací

Language: Spanish (Español) after the Ladino (Sephardic)

A la una yo nací
A las dos m'engrandecí
A las tres tomí amante
A las quatro me cazí.
Me cazí con un amor,
alma y vida y coracón.

Dime niña donde vienes?
Que te quiero conocer.
Si tú no tienes amante,
yo dejara de aprender,
alma y vida y coracón.

Yendo me para la Guerra,
dos bezos al aire di,
el uno es para mi madre,
y el otro para tí.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Anne Evans


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Anne Evans) , title 1: "I was born at one", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-11-12 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:23
Line count: 15
Word count: 72

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I was born at one

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

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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Text added to the website: 2013-11-12 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:23
Line count: 15
Word count: 84