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La maja dolorosa No. 3

Language: Spanish (Español)

De aquel majo amante 
que fué mi gloria
guardo anhelante 
dichosa memoria.
El me adoraba 
vehemente y fiel.
Yo mi vida entera 
di a él.
Y otras mil diera 
si él quisiera,
que en hondos amores 
martirios son las flores.

Y al recordar mi majo amado
van resurgiendo ensueños 
de un tiempo pasado.

Ni en el Mentidero 
ni en la Florida
majo más majo 
paseó en la vida.
Bajo el chambergo 
sus ojos ví
con toda el alma 
puestos en mí
que a quien miraban 
pues no hallé en el mundo 
mirar más profundo.

Y al recordar mi majo amado
van resurgiendo ensueños 
de un tiempo pasado.

Translation(s): ENG ITA

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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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , title 1: "La maja dolorosa", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Pamela Narbona Jerez) , title 1: "The forlorn maiden", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2016-05-24 16:37:35
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Word count: 108

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La maja dolorosa

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the Spanish (Español)

Di quel majo amante 
che fu la mia gloria
serbo con ansia 
il ricordo felice.
Egli mi adorava, 
appassionato e fedele.
Io ho dato 
tutta la mia vita a lui.
E altre mille ne darei 
se lo volesse,
poiché nei profondi amori
sono dolori i fiori.

E al ricordare il mio amato majo
rinascono sogni 
di un tempo passato.

Né al Mentidero,
né alla Florida1
passeggiò mai 
un majo più bello.
Sotto al cappello 
vidi i suoi occhi,
con tutta l'anima 
fissi su di me,
che facevano innamorare 
coloro che guardavano
poiché non trovai mai al mondo 
uno sguardo più profondo.

E al ricordare il mio amato majo
rinascono sogni 
di un tempo passato.

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