BAILADA DANCE
Joan Zorro trans. James H. Donalson
(from Portuguese)
Bailemos agora, por Deus, ai velidas,
so aquestas avelaneiras frolidas
e quen for velida como nos velidas,
se amigo amar,
so aquestas avelaneiras frolidas
verrá bailar!

Bailemos agora, por Deus, ai loadas,
so aquestas avelaneiras granadas,
e quen for loada como nos loadas,
se amigo mar,
so aquestas avelaneiras granadas
verrá bailar!
Now let us dance, sprightly girls,
under the flowering filbert-trees:
who is as sprightly as we girls are?
If you"re in love,
under the, flowering filbert-trees
you'll see us dance!

Now let us dance, for renown,
under the fruit-laden filbert-trees,
who is renowned quite so much as we?
If you're in love,
under the fruit-laden filbert-trees,
you'll see us dance!

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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