Guantanamera

Spanish

Guantanamera

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma

Coro:
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera

Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmin encendido
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmin encendido
Mi verso es un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo

Coro

Cultivo la rosa blanca
En junio como en enero
Qultivo la rosa blanca
En junio como en enero
Para el amigo sincero
Que me da su mano franca

Coro

Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazon con que vivo
Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazon con que vivo
Cardo ni ortiga cultivo
Cultivo la rosa blanca

Coro

Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
El arroyo de la sierra
Me complace mas que el mar

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English

Guantanamera

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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roster 31     April 6th, 2013

Very good, Suertuda.

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

You know you are translating the original verses of José Martí, "La rosa blanca" ...!!

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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