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Castillo, dáteme, date

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

Castillo, dáteme, date,
sino dártehe yo combate.

Castillo de alto cimiento
adó está mi pensamiento,
procede de ti el contento
que el corazón arrebate:
sino dártehe yo combate.

Castillo hermoso y dorado
do aposenta mi cuidado,
muéstrame tu puente o vado
por dar a mis penas mate,
sino dártehe yo combate.

Castillo de gran altura
dechado de la hermosura,
pues en ti está mi ventura
sus tiros y armas abate,
sino dártehe yo combate.


Translation(s): ENG GER

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Confirmed with Floresta de rimas antiguas castellanas, primera parte, segunda edicion, ed. by Johann Nikolaus Böhl von Faber, Hamburg: Friedrich Perthes, 1827, no. 338, page 359. This version or adaptation reappears in the London Magazine and in German publications.


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  • ENG English (John Bowring, Sir) , "Yield, thou castle!"


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