Songs

ii. Triste

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

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Text & Translation

ii. Triste
Spanish source: Anon.

Ah!
Debajo de un limón verde
Donde el agua no corría
Entregué mi corazón
A quien no lo merecía.

Ah!
Triste es el día sin sol
Triste es la noche sin luna
Pero más triste es querer
Sin esperanza ninguna.
Ah!

Sad
English translation © Jacqueline Cockburn

Ah!
Beneath a lime tree
where no water flowed
I gave up my heart
to one who did not deserve it.

Ah!
Sad is the sunless day.
Sad is the moonless night.
But sadder still is to love
with no hope at all.
Ah!

ii. Triste
Spanish source: Anon.

Sad
English source: Jacqueline Cockburn

Ah!
Ah!
Debajo de un limón verde
Beneath a lime tree
Donde el agua no corría
where no water flowed
Entregué mi corazón
I gave up my heart
A quien no lo merecía.
to one who did not deserve it.

Ah!
Ah!
Triste es el día sin sol
Sad is the sunless day.
Triste es la noche sin luna
Sad is the moonless night.
Pero más triste es querer
But sadder still is to love
Sin esperanza ninguna.
with no hope at all.
Ah!
Ah!

Composer

Alberto Ginastera

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

Poet

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