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¡Vade Retro!

Language: Spanish (Español)

Amaste á Pedro, á Ignacio, á Marcelino,
Á Casto, á Gil, á Pepe, á Diego, 
Á Antón después, á Restituto luego, 
Y á Lucas, y á Ginés, y á Guan y a Lino. 

Y amaste á Cleto, á Félix, á Faustino,
E inextinguible tu amoroso fuego,
Amaste á Blas el sordo, 
Á Luis el ciego, 
Y al Pancho aquel que de las Indias vino.

Hoy, vieja, pobre y fea 
(¡Guarda, Pablo!),
Te hace exhalar interminable queja,
El insufrible solteril achaque.

Más ¿quien te ha de querer?
¡Lléve te el diablo!
Si además de ser fea, pobre y vieja,
Tienes, en vez de un alma, 
Un almanaque.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by John Versmoren


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) , "Recule !", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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