by Eduardo Montesinos (1868 - 1929/30)
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

La violetera
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Soy la linda violetera
De mirada lisongera
Voy violetas repartiendo y sonrisas
recogiendo los hombres a pasar.

Soy la linda violetera.
Mi ilusión es pasagera
Nadie en mis [besos]1 confia
pues mi amor es flor de un día
sin perfume de azahar.

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1 Padilla Sánchez: "beson"


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "The flower girl", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 42

The flower girl
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
I am the lovely flower girl
[With] pleasant look
I go delivering violets and smiles,
gathering the men passing by.

I am the lovely flower girl.
My illusion is fleeting
No one trusts in my kisses
since my love is a one-day flower
without the scent of orange blossoms.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-05-16
Line count: 9
Word count: 49