Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Si al Retiro me llevas
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Si al Retiro me llevas
entre tanto galán,
por la noche no digas
que te sientes muy mal.
Que el marido que enseña
la que debe guardar,
no es extraño que diga
que le duele el frontal.


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) (Guy Laffaille) , "Si tu m'emmènes au Retiro", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Nimmst du mich mit in den Retiro", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 37

Si tu m'emmènes au Retiro
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Si tu m'emmènes au Retiro,
Au milieu de tant de beaux hommes,
Dans la nuit ne dis pas
Que tu te sens très mal.
Car le mari qui montre
Ce qu'il devrait garder
Ne devrait pas s'étonner
D'avoir mal au front.


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 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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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 41