Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Del cabello más sutil
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Del cabello más sutil
Que tienes en tu trenzado
He de hacer una cadena
Para traerte a mi lado.
Una alcarraza en tu casa,
Chiquilla, quisiera ser,
Para besarte en la boca,
Cuando fueras a beber.


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):

  • ENG English (Alice Rogers-Mendoza) , "Of the softest hair", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Du cheveu le plus délicat", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , "Col capello più sottile", copyright © 2016, (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: 36

Du cheveu le plus délicat
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Du cheveu le plus délicat
Que tu as dans ta tresse,
Je devrais faire une chaîne
Pour t'amener à mon côté.
Une cruche dans ta maison,
Mon enfant, je voudrais être,
Pour t'embrasser sur la bouche
Quand tu viendrais boire.


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to French (Français) copyright © 2017 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: 2017-10-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 40