Songs

i. Chacarera

by Alberto Ginastera From Cinco Canciones populares Argentinas (1943) Op. 10

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i. Chacarera
English source: Anon.

A mí me gustan las ñatas
Y una ñata me ha tocado
Ñato será el casamiento
Y más ñato el resultado.

Cuando canto chacareras
Me dan ganas de llorar
Porque se me representa
Catamarca y Tuoumán.

Chacarera
English translation © Jacqueline Cockburn

I love girls with little snub noses
and a snub-nose girl is what I've got.
Ours will be a snub-nose wedding
and snub-nosed children will be our lot.

Whenever I sing a chacarera
it makes me want to cry,
because it takes me back to
Catamarca and Tuoumán.

i. Chacarera
English source: Anon.

Chacarera
English source: Jacqueline Cockburn

A mí me gustan las ñatas
I love girls with little snub noses
Y una ñata me ha tocado
and a snub-nose girl is what I've got.
Ñato será el casamiento
Ours will be a snub-nose wedding
Y más ñato el resultado.
and snub-nosed children will be our lot.

Cuando canto chacareras
Whenever I sing a chacarera
Me dan ganas de llorar
it makes me want to cry,
Porque se me representa
because it takes me back to
Catamarca y Tuoumán.
Catamarca and Tuoumán.

Composer

Alberto Ginastera

Alberto Evaristo Ginastera was an Argentian composer. Read more here.

Poet

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