DIZIA LA FREMOSINHA ... THE PRETTY GIRL WAS SAYING ...
Don Afonso Sanches trans. James H. Donalson
(from Galician)
Dizia la fremosinha,
ai Deus, val!
com' estou d'amor ferida!
ai Deus, val!

Dizia la bem talhada:
ai Deus, val!
com' estou d'amor coitada!
ai Deus, val!

Com' estou d'amor ferida,
ai Deus, val!
nom vej' o que bem queria!
ai Deus, val!

Com' estou d'amor coitada,
ai Deus val!
nom vej' o que muit' amava!
ai Deus, val!
The pretty girl was saying:
God help me now!
How wounded I am from loving!
God help me now!

The shapely girl was saying:
God help me now!
How wounded I am by loving!
God help me now!

How wounded I am from loving!
God help me now!
I don't see the one I wanted:
God help me now!

How worried I am by loving!
God help me now!
I don't see the one I so loved!
God help me now!

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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