Translation © by Emily Ezust

Guitares et mandolines
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Guitares et mandolines
Ont des sons qui font aimer.
Tout en croquant des pralines
Pépa se laisse charmer
Quand, jetant dièses, bécarres,
Mandolines et guitares
Vibrent pour la désarmer.

Mandoline avec guitare
Accompagnent de leur bruit
Les amants suivant le phare
De la beauté dans la nuit.
Et Juana montre, féline,
(Guitare avec mandoline)
Sa bouche et son oeil qui luit.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Guitars and mandolines", copyright © 2016

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Line count: 14
Word count: 61

Guitars and mandolines
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Guitars and mandolines
Have a sound that inspires love.
Crunching on pralines,
Pépa allows herself to be charmed
When, throwing sharps and flats,
Mandolines and guitars
Resonate to disarm her.

Mandoline with guitar
Escort with their sound
Those lovers following the beacon
Of beauty in the night;
And Juana reveals, cat-like,
(Guitar with mandoline)
Her mouth and shining eye.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-09-09
Line count: 14
Word count: 59