CANTIGA DE AMIGO IN THE GREEN GRASSES
Pero Meogo tr. James H.Donalson (from Galician)
En as verdes ervas
vi anda-las cervas
meu amigo!

En os verdes prados
vi os cervos bravos,
meu amigo!

E com sabor delas
lavei mhas garcetas,
meu amigo!

E com sabor delos
lavei meus cabelos,
meu amigo!

Des que os lavei,
d'ouro los lief,
meu amigo!

Des que las lavara,
d'ouro las liara,
meu amigo!

D'ouro los liei
e vos asperei,
meu amigo!

D'otjro las tiara
e vos asperara,
meu amigo!
In the green grasses
I saw fawns passing,
O my friend!

In the green meadows
I saw stags passing,
O my friend!

After this pleasure
I washed my stockings,
O my friend!

After this pleasure
I washed my tresses,
O my friend!

After I washed them
bound with gold ribbon,
O my friend!

Once I had washed them,
tied a gold ribbon,
O my friend!

Bound with gold ribbon
and I await you,
O my friend!

Tied a gold ribbon
and I'll await you,
O my friend!

Trans. copyright © James H.Donalson 2005


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