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Cancion del Cucu (1937)

Cancion del Cucu

Cuclillo, cuclillo canta,
Días son de cantar,
Pronto el duro cierzo
Corre por el pinar.
Díme si otros bosques
Un día yo veré,
Si la lejana tierra
Muy pronto hallaré.
Dí si por estos mundos
Vagando siempre iré,
O si mi vida errante
Muy pronto acabaré.
Pájaro, buen pajarillo,
Díme si es verdad:
¡Ella dice que siempre,
Siempre me seguirá!

Song of the cuckoo

Cuckoo, sing, my little cuckoo.
'Tis time to sing,
soon the harsh North Wind
will run through the pines.
Tell me if one day
I shall see other woods,
if very soon I shall find
the distant land.
Tell me if I'll always
wander through the world,
or it very soon I'll cease
my wandering life.
Bird, sweet little bird,
tell me if it's true:
she says that always
akways she'll follow me!
Translations by Jacqueline Cockburn and Richard Stokes published in the The Spanish Song Companion (Gollancz, 1992)

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Composer

Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist.


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