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Cómo quieres que adivine

Language: Spanish (Español)

Cómo quieres que adivine 
si estás despierta o dormida,
¡como no baje del cielo un ángel 
y me lo diga!
¿Cómo quieres que adivine?
Alegría y más alegría,
     hermosa paloma cuando serás mía,
cuando serás mia, ¡cuando vas a ser,
     hermosa paloma, remito laurel!

Cuando voy por leña al monte 
olé ya mi niña y me meto en la espesura,
y veo la nieve blanca, ole ya mi niña,
     me acuerdo de tu hermosura. 
Quisiera ser por un rato anillo
     de tu pendiente,
para decirte al oído
     lo que mi corazón siente.

Las estrellas voy contando, ole ya mi niña,
     por ver la que me persigue. 
Ne persigue un lucerito, olé ya mi niña,
     pequeñito  pero firme, 
Alegría y más alegria, 
     hermosa paloma cuando serás mia.
¡Cuando serás mia, cuando vas a ser,
     hermosa paloma, ramito laurel!
¡Cómo quieres que adivine!

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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 (Laura Prichard) , "How can you expect me to guess", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , "Wie soll ich es erraten", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-08-07T17:50:34
Line count: 26
Word count: 141

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