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Iban al pinar

Language: Spanish (Español)

Serranas1 de Cuenca2 
iban al pinar, 
unas por piñones, 
otras por bailar. 

Bailando y partiendo 
las serranas bellas,
un piñón con otro, 
[si ya no es con perlas]3
de amor las saetas 
huelgan de trocar: 
unas por piñones, 
otras por bailar, 

Entre rama y rama 
cuando el ciego dios 
pide al Sol los ojos 
por verlas mejor, 
los ojos del Sol 
las veréis pisar, 
unas por piñones, 
otras por bailar.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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1 Serrana. A woman from the 'sierra' or mountain range.
2 Cuena. The medieval town is situated romantically on the rocky spur of S Cristóbal and cut off from the Serranía de Cuenca by the deep defiles of the Júcar and the Huecar - both rivers are overhung by the old walls and towers of the town.
3 omitted by Granados.

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Jean Laurent) , "Dans la pinède", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "In den Pinienhain", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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