La Talvera - Ausèl de la mar granda (English translation)

English translation

Bird of the Wide Sea

-Tell me bird of the wide sea
You who fly every evening and morning
Pushed by the southern wind or the wind of the north
Tell me where my path lies.
-Your path is that which hides from you
Behind every tree and each spiny shrub1
Your path is that which you forge
For you to tread well, as you must
 
-Tell me mountain bird
You who know where the clouds are born
Tell me of the land of dreams2
How can it be reached one day…?
-That land is the one which you dream up
Under the fine lemon tree of your garden
That land is the one which you learn of
In the night from your wildest dreams
 
-Tell me bird that migrates
You who always follow springtime
To the end of the farthest countryside
Tell me if friendship lasts for long…
-Friendship is whomever you meet
From the time you leave the shadow of your nest
It’s like a story that is told
To you to make it last with passion.
 
-Tell me little wild nightingale
You who sing every night and day
Nestled down there in your woodland
Tell me how to make a song….
-A song is a flower that blossoms
Under the large stones of the path
In the look of men, of beasts
Or in the depths of the infinite.
 
-Tell me bird of the wide sea
Lai lai lai lai lai lai evening and morning
Lai lai lai lai lai lai or the wind of the north
Lai lai lai lai lai lai my path
Lai lai lai lai lai lai...
 
  • 1. Specifically, "field eryngo" or Eryngium campestre.
  • 2. Literally closer in meaning to a dream world where life is easy.
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Ausèl de la mar granda

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tdwarms    Sat, 18/11/2017 - 13:22

Thank you so much Agnieszka. I have added it to the translation comments. Regular smile

Azalia    Sat, 18/11/2017 - 13:26

Great! Thanks so much. I wish I could finally learn to add a second video in the "original lyrics" section, but I've already lost hope my brain could absorb this piece of knowledge. I sincerely hope you'll be an editor soon... Wink smile

tdwarms    Sat, 18/11/2017 - 13:29

I didn't know it was possible until just now that you mentioned it! You're a hero! It is done! Regular smile

Azalia    Sat, 18/11/2017 - 13:33

A hero... Look who's talking... Thumbs up Teeth smile

Metodius    Sat, 18/11/2017 - 18:14
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Simply beautiful.