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Bonita rama de sauce (1968)

Bonita rama de sauce

Bonita rama de sauce,
bonita rama de amor,
nunca floreció, que siempre
se quedó diciendo adiós.
El río pasa y la peina,
el río la jura amar.
La rama le da sus trenzas.
El río miente y se va.
El viento pasa y la besa,
el tallo le hace cimbrar,
toda la ramita canta,
el viento miente y se va.
Se va, se va,
y la ramita se inclina,
no la vean suspirar.
y la ramita se inclina,
no la vean suspirar.
Bonita rama de sauce,
bonita rama de amor,
florecida de alegría
con el alba amaneció.
Debajo de su caricia
dormido estaba el cantor,
de la guitarra y la boca
le nacía una canción.
Más dulce que viento y río,
la noche entera cantó,
coronado por la rama,
abrazadito quedó.
Cantar, cantar,
las verdes coplas del sauce,
altas por el cielo van.
Cantar, cantar,
las verdes coplas del sauce,
altas por el cielo van.

Beautiful Willow Branch

Beautiful willow branch,
Beautiful branch of love,
That never flourished, that was always
Left saying goodbye.
The river goes by and it brushes her hair,
The river swears its love.
The branch gives him her tresses.
The river tells lies and is gone.
The wind passes by and kisses her,
And makes her stem tremble,
The whole of the branch sings,
The wind tells lies and is gone.
It's gone, it's gone,
And the little branch bends,
They won't see her cry.
And the little branch bends down,
They won't see her cry.
Beautiful willow branch,
Beautiful branch of love,
Blooming with happiness
It awakened with the sunrise.
Beneath its caress
The singer was sleeping,
From his guitar and from his lips
A song was born.
Sweeter than the wind and than the river,
All through the night he sang,
Crowned by the branch,
He was embraced.
To sing, to sing
The green coplas* of the willow,
High up in the sky they go.
To sing, to sing
The green coplas* of the willow,
*A Copla is a poetic form of four verses
found in many popular Spanish songs

Composer

Carlos Guastivino, one of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century, produced over 500 works in his lifetime, mostly for piano and voice.

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