Translation © by Guy Laffaille

El Paño Moruno
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
Al paño fino, en la tienda,
una mancha le cayó;
Por menos precio se vende,
Porque perdió su valor.


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 (Claudia Landivar Cody) , title 1: "The moorish cloth", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Julia Hamann) , title 1: "Das maurische Tuch", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le tissu mauresque", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Arthur Rishi

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 20

Le tissu mauresque
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Sur le beau tissu, dans le magasin,
Une tache est tombée,
À un moindre prix il se vend,
Parce qu'il a perdu de sa valeur.
Ay !


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2012-02-02
Line count: 5
Word count: 27