The lil' marchin' band (La cumparsita)


La cumparsita


Si supieras,
que aún dentro de mi alma,
conservo aquel cariño
que tuve para ti...
Quién sabe si supieras
que nunca te he olvidado,
volviendo a tu pasado
te acordarás de mí...

Los amigos ya no vienen
ni siquiera a visitarme,
nadie quiere consolarme
en mi aflicción...
Desde el día que te fuiste
siento angustias en mi pecho,
decí, percanta, ¿qué has hecho
de mi pobre corazón?

Sin embargo,
yo siempre te recuerdo
con el cariño santo
que tuve para ti.
Y estás en todas partes,
pedazo de mi vida,
y aquellos ojos que fueron mi alegría
los busco por todas partes
y no los puedo hallar.

Al cotorro abandonado
ya ni el sol de la mañana
asoma por la ventana
como cuando estabas vos,
y aquel perrito compañero,
que por tu ausencia no comía,
al verme solo el otro día
también me dejó...

Submitted by evfokas on Tue, 20/09/2011 - 17:38
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The lil' marchin' band

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If you realised,
that still inside my soul,
I uphold that affection
I had for you...
Who knows if you realised
that I haven't forgotten you ever,
when turning back to your past
if you think of me...

Friends no longer come
not even for a visit,
nobody wants to console me
in my affliction...
From the day you left
I feel anguish in my chest,
tell me, darling, "what have you done
to my poor heart?"

I always remember you
with the devine affection
I had for you.
And you are everywhere,
part of my life,
and those eyes that were my joy
I look for them everywhere
and I can't find them.

In the abandoned flatlet
not even the morning sun
peeks through the window
as it did when you were here,
and that companion puppy,
that didn't eat in your absense,
upon seeing me alone the other day
it also left me.

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Submitted by evfokas on Tue, 20/09/2011 - 17:42
Author's comments:

The lyrics have nothing to do with the title since they were added later to the well known melody

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michealt     October 8th, 2015

The last two lines of the first stanza are bad English, that word "if" needs to move up to the beginning of the first of these two lines if they are to be anything like normal English usage.

In the last stanza, maybe "now" could be added at the beginning of the second verse? It doesn't really matter, but would make the time contrast between this verse and teh 4th of the same staza a bit more obvious (as it is with "ya" in the Spanish text).

michealt     October 8th, 2015