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El niño busca su voz

Language: Spanish (Español)

El niño busca su voz.
(La tenía el rey de los grillos.)
En una gota de agua
buscaba su voz el niño.

No la quiero para hablar;
me haré con ella un anillo
que llevará mi silencio
en su dedo pequeñito.

En una gota de agua
buscaba su voz el niño.

(La voz cautiva, a lo lejos,
se ponía un traje de grillo.)


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE

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G. Crumb sets stanzas 1-2

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'enfant muet", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
Line count: 12
Word count: 63

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The child looks for his voice

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

The child looks for his voice.
(The king of crickets has it.)
In a drop of water
the child searched for his voice.

I do not want him to speak.
I should make a ring
that my silence will carry
to his littlest finger.

In a drop of water
the child searched for his voice.

(The captive voice, far from there,
puts on a cricket suit.)


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Translation of title "El niño mudo" = "The dumb child"

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  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2018 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2018-04-01.
Last modified: 2018-04-01 15:48:34
Line count: 12
Word count: 66