The Migrant (El emigrante)

English translation

The Migrant

I must make a rosary
with your ivory teeth
so that I may kiss it
while I'm away from you.
 
With it's blessed beads
made of jasmin and spikenard
I shall pray to the one in San Gil
to keep me safe.
 
So long my beloved Spain
in my soul you'll reside
and though a migrant I am
I shall never forget you.
 
As I left my homeland
I looked back with tears
for I was leaving behind
what I loved the most.
 
The Virgin of San Gil
was my companion
a memory and the pain
and an ivory rosary.
 
So long my beloved Spain
in my soul you'll reside
and though a migrant I am
I shall never forget you.
 
I'm a poor emigrant
and I bring to this land
a banner on my chest
with the joy of Spain.
 
I wish to die
in my homeland with my beloved
with my rosary and the virgin of San Gil
 
Submitted by NeniCas on Thu, 20/09/2012 - 14:13
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Spanish

El emigrante

Tengo que hacer un rosario
con tus dientes de marfil
para que pueda besarlo
cuando esté lejos de ti.
 

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Comments
Valeriu Raut     September 20th, 2012

Welcome NeniCas on our LT page.
This is your first translation and I am proud that you have chosen a Spanish song proposed by me: El emigrante.
Some of my suggestions:
Cuando salí de mi tierra > (As) WHEN I left my homeland
y traigo a esta tierra extraña > and I bring to this FOREIGN land
Con mi patria y con mi novia > (in) WITH my homeland (with) AND my beloved
Good luck!
Vale