by Fernán Silva Valdés (1887 - 1975)

Canción al arbol del olvido
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
En mis pagos hay un arbol
Que del olvido se llama, 
Al que van a despenarse, 
Vidalitay, Vidalitay,
Los moribundos del alma. 

Para no pensar en vos 
Bajo el arbol del olvido 
Me acosté una nochecita, 
Vidalitay, Vidalitay,
Y me quedé bien dormido. 

Al despertar de aquel sueño 
Pensaba en vos otra vez, 
Pues me olvidé de olvidarte, 
Vidalitay, Vidalitay,
En cuantito me acosté.

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Joshua Ross) , "Song of the Tree of Forgetting", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de l'arbre de l'oubli", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Ted Perry , Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 64