by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

El vito
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Una vieja vale un real
y una muchacha dos cuartos,
[y yo, como]1 soy tan pobre
me voy a lo más barato.
Con el vito, vito, vito,
con el vito, vito, va.
No me haga 'usté' cosquillas,
que me pongo 'colorá'.

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1 Obradors: "pero como"


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

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Le vito
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Une vieille vaut un réal
Et une jeune deux cuartos,
Et comme je suis si pauvre
Je vais au moins cher.
Avec le vito, le vito, le vito,
Avec le vito, le vito, ça va.
Ne me faites pas de chatouilles,
Cela me fait rougir.

le vito est une danse traditionnelle andalouse.


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Text added to the website: 2017-10-17 00:00:00
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