by Lope Felix de Vega Carpio (1562 - 1635)
Translation © by Laura Claycomb

No lloréis ojuelos
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
No lloréis, ojuelos, 
porque no es razón 
que llore de celos 
quien mata de amor. 

Quien puede matar 
no intente morir, 
si hace con reír 
más que con llorar. 

No lloréis ojuelos, 
porque no es razón 
que llore de celos 
quien mata de amor.

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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)

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  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) , "Don't cry, little eyes", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ne pleurez pas, petits yeux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Weint nicht, Äugelein", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:17
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Don't cry, little eyes
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Don't cry, little eyes,
Because it isn't right 
That, crying from jealousy,
You kill with love.

One who can kill 
Shouldn't try to die,
If one can do more with laughter 
Instead of crying. 

Don't cry, little eyes, 
Because it isn't right
That, crying from jealousy,
You kill with love!

Authorship

  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2011 by Laura Claycomb, (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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Text added to the website: 2011-11-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:42
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