BARCAROLA BARCAROLLE
Joan Zorro trans. James H. Donalson
(from Portuguese)
En Lixboa sobre lo mar
barcas novas mandei lavrar,
ai mia senhor velida!

En Lixboa sobre lo les
barcas novas mandei fazer
ai mia senhor velida!

Barcas novas mandei lavrar
e no mar as nnandei deitar,
ai mia senhor velida!

Barcas novas mandei fazer
e no mar as mandei meter,
ai mia senhor velida!
Down in Lisbon, down on the sea
I ordered new ships built for me,
my lady, my gracious lady.

Down in Lisbon, down on the deep
I ordered new ships made for me,
my lady, my gracious lady.

I ordered new ships built for me
and I had them launched on the sea,
my lady, my gracious lady.

I ordered new ships made for me
and I had them put out to sea,
my lady, my gracious lady.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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