CANTIGA DE AMIGO SONG OF A FRIEND
Pai Gomez Charinho - (Portuguese) trans. James H. Donalson
Ai Santiago, padron sabido,
vos m' adugades o meu amigo!
Sobre mar ven quen frores d' amor ten,
mirarei, madre, as torres de Geen.

Ai Santiago, padron provado,
vos m' adugades o meu amado!
Sobre mar ven quen frores d' amor ten,
mirarei, madre, as torres de Geen.
O St James, you well-known patron,
serve as guide for my true sweetheart!
From the sea he brings love's flowers,
I'll watch, mother, at the towers.

O St James, you proven patron,
serve as guide for my true lover!
From the sea he brings love's flowers,
I'll watch, mother, at the towers.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2005


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