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Háblame de amores

Language: Spanish (Español)

Cuando en tu calesa
bajas a la plaza,
yo zapato bajo
y peineta alta,
tú con redecilla,
chupetín y faja,
y al pasar, de celos
una maja rabia,
no me hables de amores,
que me pongo mala.

Cuando en la Verbena
templas la guitarra
y al son de ella
bailo olé y zarabanda,
y hay, si alguien me mira,
lances de navaja,
y después, triunfante,
tu mi cuerpo abrazas,
no me hables de amores,
que me pongo mala.

Cuando tras la reja
te aguardo y no pasas,
yo suspiro, ¡Ay madre!
Mi amor, ¡cuanto tardas!
Ven a mí, chispero,
de calesa y jaca,
que la noche es fría
y los celos matan;
y háblame de amores,
que me pongo mala.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Malcolm Wren [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):

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Speak to me of love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-08-07.
Last modified: 2017-08-07 17:18:22
Line count: 30
Word count: 120

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Speak to me of love

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

When on your carriage
You [step down] to the square,
I, [with] low shoes
and [a] tall hair ornament,
you with [a] hair [covering],
coattails, and [a] large belt,
and, passing [by], with jealousy
a woman rages,
do not speak to me of love,
which makes me sick.

When [at] the street dance
you tune [your] guitar
and at its sound
I dance [the] ole and sarabande,
and there are, if anyone is watching me,
[knife-like] moves,
and after, triumphant,
you embrace my body,
do not speak to me of love,
which makes me sick.

When behind the gate
I wait for you and you do not pass [by],
I sigh, oh for heaven’s sake!
My love, how late you are!
Come to me, working man,
[by] carriage and mare,
how the night is cold
and jealousy is killing [me];
and speak to me of love,
which makes me sick.

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Text added to the website: 2019-01-07.
Last modified: 2019-01-07 18:19:07
Line count: 30
Word count: 150