Madrigals, Book IV

Song Cycle by George Crumb (b. 1929)

Word count: 246

1. Por qué nací entre espejos? [sung text checked 1 time]

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¿Por qué nací entre espejos?
El día me da vueltas.
Y la noche me copia
en todas sus estrellas.

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2. Tu cuerpo, con la sombra violeta de mis manos [sung text checked 1 time]

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Tu cuerpo, con la sombra violeta de mis manos, 
[era, muerto en la orilla, un]1 arcángel de frío.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Crumb (in Madrigals, Book IV, no. 2) : "era un"

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3. La muerte me está mirando [sung text checked 1 time]

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La muerte me está mirando
desde las torres de Córdoba. 
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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson du cavalier", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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