BARCAROLABARCAROLLE
Joan Zorrotrans. James H. Donalson
(from Portuguese)
El rei de Portugal -
barcas mandou lavrar,
e levará las barcas sigo, -
mia filha, o voss' amigo.

El rei portugues
barcas mandou fazer,
e levará las barcas sigo, -
mia filha, o voss' amigo.

Barcas mandou lavrar
e no mar as deitar,
e levará las barcas sigo, -
mia filha, o voss' amigo.

Barcas mandou fazer
e no mar as meter,
e levará las barcas sigo, -
mia filha, o voss' amigo.
The King of Portugal
ordered ships to be built
and on the ships he's taking with him
that lover of yours, darling daughter.

The King of Portugal
ordered ships to be made
and on the ships he's taking with him
that lover of yours, darling daughter.

He had ships to be built
and launched upon the sea
and on the ships he's taking with him
that lover of yours, darling daughter.

He had ships to be made
and set upon the sea
and on the ships he's taking with him
that lover of yours, darling daughter.

Trans. Copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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