by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

¿Con qué la lavaré?
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER IRI
¿Con qué la lavaré
la [tez]1 de la mi cara?
¿Con qué la lavaré,
Que vivo mal penada?
Lávanse las casadas
con agua de limones:
lávome yo, cuitada,
con [penas]2 y dolores.

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1 Vasquez: "flor"
2 Vasquez: "ansias"

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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 [singable] (Steuart Allin) , "With what then may I bathe", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "With what shall I bathe", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Avec quoi puis-je laver", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Womit kann ich sie netzen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Conas a nífidh mé?", copyright © 2014, (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: 2014-12-09 22:24:11
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Avec quoi puis‑je laver
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Avec quoi puis-je laver
La peau de mon visage ?
Avec quoi puis-je laver,
Moi qui vis dans le tourment ?
Les femmes mariées lavent
Avec de l'eau citronnée ;
Mais moi, malheureuse, je dois laver
Avec des chagrins et des peines.

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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: 2013-01-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-12-09 22:24:28
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Word count: 42