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¿Con qué la lavaré la [tez]1 de la mi cara? ¿Con qué la lavaré, Que vivo mal penada? Lávanse las casadas con agua de limones: lávome yo, cuitada, con [penas]2 y dolores.
1 Vasquez: "flor"
2 Vasquez: "ansias"
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre (1901 - 1999), "¿Con qué la lavaré?", 1948, from Cuatro madrigales amatorios, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Juan Vásquez (c1510 - c1560), "¿Con qué la lavaré?" [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English [singable] (Steuart Allin) , "With what then may I bathe", copyright ©
- ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "With what shall I bathe", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Avec quoi puis-je laver", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Womit kann ich sie netzen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Conas a nífidh mé?", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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With what shall I bathe The [blush]1 of my cheek? With what shall I bathe That which life has treated so sorely? The matrons wash themselves With lemon water: I wash myself, wretched one, With sorrows and [pains]2.
1 Vasquez: "flower" or "bloom"
2 Vasquez: "anxieties"
- Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2017 by Michael P. Rosewall, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2017-05-11
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