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Nana, niño, nana del caballo grande que...

Language: Spanish (Español)

Nana, niño, nana 
del caballo grande 
que no quiso el agua. 
Duérmete, rosal, 
que el caballo se pone allorar. 
Las patas heridas, 
las crines heladas, 
dentro de los ojos 
un puñal de plata.

Translation(s): FRE

List of language codes

Act I Scene 2
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Une chanson, enfant, une chanson sur le grand cheval qui ne voulait pas d'eau", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-02-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-12 04:30:05

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Word count: 33

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Une chanson, enfant, une chanson sur le grand cheval qui ne voulait pas d'eau

Language: French (Français) after the Spanish (Español)

Une chanson, enfant, une chanson
sur le grand cheval
qui ne voulait pas d'eau.
Dors, ma rose,
le cheval se met à pleurer,
ses pattes sont blessées,
sa crinière est gelée,
dans les yeux
il y a un poignard d'argent.

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Text added to the website: 2017-05-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-12 04:47:25

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Word count: 40