BARCAROLA BARCAROLLE
Joan Zorro trans. James H. Donalson
(from Portuguese)
Pela ribeira do rio
cantando ia la dona virgo d'amor:
venhan as barcas pelo rio a sabor.

Pela ribeira do alto
cantando ia la dona d'algo d' amor:
venhan as barcas pelo rio a sabor.
Along the bank of the river
a noble young lady went by, singing of love:
so let the ships come down the river as they do.

Above the bank of the river
a wealthy young lady went by, singing of love:
so let the ships come down the river as they do.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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