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El mirar de la maja

Language: Spanish (Español)

¿Por qué es en mis ojos
tan hondo el mirar
que a fin de cortar
desdenes y enojos
los suelo entornar?
¿Qué fuego dentro llevarán
que si acaso con calor
los clavo en mi amor
sonrojo me dan?

Por eso el chispero
a quien mi alma dí
al verse ante mí
me tira el sombrero
y díceme así:
"Mi Maja, no me mires más
que tus ojos rayos son 
y ardiendo en pasión
la muerte me dan."

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Pamela Narbona Jerez) , title 1: "The gaze of the beloved", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le regard de la belle", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44
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Word count: 77

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Le regard de la belle

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

Pourquoi y a-t-il dans mes yeux
un regard si profond
que pour éviter
dédain et ennuis
je dois les détourner ?
Quel feu portent-ils en eux
pour que si avec passion
je les dirige vers mon amour
ils me fassent rougir ?

C'est pourquoi l'homme
à qui j'ai donné mon âme,
en face de moi
il baisse son chapeau
et me dit :
« Ma belle, ne me regarde plus
car tes yeux sont des rayons
qui brûlent de passion
et qui me donnent la mort. »

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  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to French (Français) copyright © by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2013-01-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
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Word count: 87