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Que por mayo era, por mayo

Language: Spanish (EspaƱol)

[Que]1 por mayo era, por mayo, 
Cuando hace la calor, 
Cuando los trigos [encallan]2 
Y están los campos en flor; 
Cuando canta la calandria 
Y responde el ruiseñor, 
Cuando los enamorados 
Van a servir al amor. 
[Menos]3 yo, ¡triste cuitado!
Que vivo en esta prisión, 
Que ni sé cuándo es de día, 
Ni cuándo las noches son, 
Sino por una [avecica]4
Que me cantaba al albor - 
Matómela un ballestero ... 
¡[Dios le dé]5 mal galardón!

Translation(s): GER

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1 omitted by Rodrigo
2 original text: "encañan"
3 original text: "sino"
4 original text: "avecilla"
5 original text: "déle Dios"

Submitted by Emily Ezust


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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