CORO DE DEMONIOS DEVILS' CHORUS
del "Diablo Mundo"from "Devil World"
José de Esproncedatrans. James H. Donalson
Boguemos, boguemos;
la barca empujad,
que rompa las nubes,
que rompa las nieblas,
los aires, las llamas,
las densas tinieblas,
las olas del mar.

Boguemos, crucemos;
del mundo el confín;
que hoy su triste cárcel quiebran
libres los diablos en fin,
y con música y estruendo
los condenados celebran,
juntos cantando y bebiendo
un diabólico festín.
Now row, now cast off,
cast off our good boat,
now break through the clouds,
now break through the mists,
the winds and the flames,
the murk and the dark,
the waves of the sea.

Row on, let us cross
the bounds of the world:
Now today the devils, free,
break their sad prison at last,
and with music and with clamor
condemned men celebrate freedom
singing and drinking together
at a dev'lish feast of glee.

Trans. copyright © James H. Donalson 2003


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