CANTIGA DE AMOR SONG OF LOVE
Pedr'anez Solaz trans. James H. Donalson
(from Galician)
Vou m' eu, fremosa, pera'l rei:
por vos, u for, penad' irei
d'amor, d'amor, d'amor, d'amor,
por vos, senhor, d'amor.

Vou m' eu a la corte morar:
por vos, u for', ei a penar
d'amor, d'amor, d'amor, d'amor,
por vos, senhor, d'amor.

E se vos non vir, que farei?
Cuidand' en vos morrer-vos-ei
d'amor, d'amor, d'amor, d'amor,
por vos, senhor, d'amor.
I'm off, my dear, to see the king:
my thoughts of you I'll always bring
of love, of love, of love, of love,
my thoughts for you of love.

I'm off, my dear, to live at court:
to thoughts of you I will resort
of love, of love, of love, of love,
my thoughts for you of love.

If you stay there, what will I do?
I'll worry and I'll die on you
of love, of love, of love, of love,
my thought's for you, of love.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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