Translation © by Alice Rogers-Mendoza

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.

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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 (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


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

Of the softest hair
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Of the softest hair
which you have in your braid,
I would make a chain
so that I may bring you to my side. 
A jug in your home,
little one, I would like to be... 
so that I may kiss you
each time you take a drink.

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  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2003 by Alice Rogers-Mendoza, (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 between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 48