by Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Canción tonta
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Mamá,
yo quiero ser de plata.
Hijo, 
tendrás mucho frío.
Mamá. 
Yo quiero ser de agua.
Hijo, 
tendrás mucho frío.
Mamá. 
Bórdarme en tu almohada.
¡Eso sí! 
¡Ahora mismo!

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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 (Jennifer Capaldo) , "Silly song", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson bête", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Chanson bête
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Maman,
Je veux être fait en argent.
Fils,
Tu auras très froid.
Maman,
Je veux être fait en eau.
Fils,
Tu auras très froid.
Maman,
Brode-moi sur ton oreiller.
D'accord !
Tout de suite !

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  • 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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Text added to the website: 2012-09-01 00:00:00
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