CANTIGA DE AMIGOSONG OF A FRIEND
Martin Codaxtrans. James H. Donalson (from Galician)
Mandad' ei comigo,
ca ven meu amigo:
irei, madr', a Vigo!

Comig' ei mandado
ca ven meu amado:
irei, madr', a Vigo!

Ca ven meu amigo,
e ven san' e vivo:
irei, madr', a Vigo!

Ca ven meu amado,
e ven viv' e sano:
irei, madr', a Vigo!

Ca ven san' e vivo,
e del Rei amigo:
irei, madr', a Vigo!

Ca ven viv' e sano,
e del Rei privado:
irei, madr', a Vigo!
I've a task before me,
for my friend is coming:
moth'r, I'm off to Vigo!

I've a task before me,
for my love is coming:
moth'r, I'm off to Vigo!

For my friend is coming:
coming hale and hearty,
moth'r, I'm off to Vigo!

For my love is coming:
coming hale and hearty,
moth'r, I'm off to Vigo!

Coming hale and hearty,
in the King's good friendship:
moth'r, I'm off to Vigo!

Coming hale and hearty,
in the King's good favor:
moth'r, I'm off to Vigo!

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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