CANTIGA DE AMIGOSONG OF A FRIEND
Martin Codaxtrans. James H. Donalson (from Galician)
Quantas sabedes amar amigo
treides comigo al mar de Vigo,
e banhar-nos-emos nas ondas.

Quantas sabedes d'amar amado
treides comigo ao mar levado,
e banhar-nos-emos nas ondas.

Treides comigo ao mar de Vigo,
e veeremo-lo meu amigo,
e banhar-nos-emos nas ondas.

Treides comigo ao mar levado,
e veeremo-lo meu amado,
e banhar-nos-emos nas ondas.
You who know how to make love to friends,
come with me, to Vigo by the sea,
and we'll go for a swim in the surf.

You who know how to make love to lovers,
come down with me to the rising sea,
and we'll go for a swim in the surf.

Come with me, to Vigo by the sea,
and we'll all get to meet with my friend,
and we'll go for a swim in the surf.

Come down with me to the rising sea,
and we're going to meet with my lover,
and we'll go for a swim in the surf.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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