PASTORELA PASTORALE
Joan Zorro trans. James H. Donalson
(from Portuguese)
Quen - visse andar a fremosinha,
com' eu vi, d'amor coitada,
e tan muito namorada
que chorando assi dizia:
Ai amor, leixedes m'oje
de so-lo ramo folgar,
e depois treides migo
meu amigo demandar!

Quen visse andar a fremosa,
com' eu vi, d'amor chorando,
e dizendo e rogando
por amor da Gloriosa:
Ai amor, leixedes m'oje
de so-lo ramo folgar,
e depois treides migo
meu amigo demandar!

Quen lh'i visse andar fazendo
queixumes d'amor d'amigo
que ama, sempre sigo
chorando, assi dizendo:
Ai amor, leixedes m'oje
de so-lo ramo folgar,
e depois treides migo
meu amigo demandar!
Could you but see the beauty walking,
overcome by love I saw her,
so in love and walking onward,
though in tears she kept on saying:
Love, let me leave off from lazing
beneath the shade-trees today,
come along, no delaying,
we'll find my friend right away.

If you could see the beauty walking
as I did: for love she's weeping
for the sake of love she's speaking
through the Glorious One beseeching:
Love, let me leave off from lazing
beneath the shade-trees today,
come along, no delaying,
we'll find my friend right away.

Could you see her walking, talking,
end protesting of her loving
one who loves her! I continue
weeping, she continues speaking:
Love, let me leave off from lazing
beneath the shade-trees today,
come along, no delaying,
we'll find my friend right away.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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