Guantanamera

English translation

Guantanamera

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I'm an honest man
From where the palm trees grow
I'm an honest man
From where the palm trees grow
And before I die I want
to let my verses out of my soul
 
Chorus:
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera*
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
 
My verse is clear green
And burning red
My verse is clear green
And burning red
My verse is a wounded deer
That seeks refuge in the mountain
 
Chorus
 
I cultivate a white rose
In June as in January
I cultivate a white rose
In June as in January
For a true friend
Who gives me his honest hand
 
Chorus
 
And for the cruel one that tears away from me
The heart with which I live
And for the cruel one that tears away from me
The heart with which I live
I cultivate neither thistles nor nettles
I cultivate the white rose
 
Chorus
 
With the poor people of the earth
I want to make my destiny
With the poor people of the earth
I want to make my destiny
The mountain stream
Pleases me more than the ocean
 
*Guajira is an expression referring to to a Cuban peasant girl; Guantanamera refers to a woman from Guantánamo
 
Submitted by suertuda on Sat, 06/04/2013 - 16:06
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Guantanamera

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
 

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roster 31     November 5th, 2014

Very good, Suertuda.

Typo in your comment: "guajira"
And "guantanamera", from Guatánamo.

You know you are translating from the poems of José Martí, "Versos sencillos".
The original, completed one, has been just posted.

suertuda     April 7th, 2013

Thanks roster31!

roster 31     April 7th, 2013

Still there is a typo in "guajira"

suertuda     April 8th, 2013

haha my thumbs can't function without autocorrect, I'll fix it

roster 31     April 8th, 2013

Perfecto!

roster 31     April 8th, 2013
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