CANTIGA DE AMIGO DAUGHTER, YOU WENT TO THE
DANCE ...
Pero Meogo tr. James H.Donalson (from Galician)
Fostes, filha, en o bailar
e rompestes i o brial,
pois o namorado i vem
esta fonte seguide-bem
pois o namorado i vem.

Fostes, filha, en o loir
e rompestes i o vestir,
poi-lo cervo i vem
esta fonte seguide-a bem
poi-lo cervo i vem.

E rompestes i o brial
que fezestes ao meu pesar,
poi-lo cervo i vem
esta fonte seguide-a bem,
poi-lo cervo i vem.

E rompestes i o vestir
que fezestes a pesar de mi.
poi-lo cervo i vem
esta fonte seguide-a bem,
poi-lo cervo i vem.
Daughter, you went to the dance,
it was there you tore your blouse,
since your lover went there too;
and the fountain's flowing still,
since your lover went there too.

Daughter, you went to the ball
and while there you tore your dress.
As the deer go there
this fountain's flowing still
as the deer go there.

It was there you tore your blouse
which you did to my despite.
As the deer go there
this fountain's flowing still,
as the deer go there.

And while there you tore your dress,
which you did in spite of me,
As the deer go there
this fountain's flowing still
as the deer go there.

Trans. copyright © James H.Donalson 2005


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