Jacques Brel - L'homme de la Mancha (English translation)

English translation

The man from la Mancha

Listen to me,
wretched world, insufferable world.
This is enough, you've fallen too low.
You are too grey, you are too ugly.
Abominable world,
listen to me.
A knight is defying you.
I am Don Quixote indeed,
lord of la Mancha,
forever a servant of honour,
for I am honoured to be me,
Don Quixote the fearless,
and the wind of history sings inside me.
No matter history anyway,
as long as it leads to glory.
 
As for me, I am Sancho,
Sancho, Sancho, his valet, his son, his brother.
Sancho, his only amigo
His only follower, but forever faithful, and I'm proud of it.
 
Look at me,
ye dragons, sorcerers, witches
you reign is dying out henceforth.
Look at me
Virtue blazes in my banner.
Look at me
A knight challenges you.
I am Don Quixote indeed,
lord of la Mancha,
forever a servant of honour,
for I am honoured to be me,
Don Quixote the fearless,
and the wind of history sings inside me.
No matter history anyway,
as long as it leads to glory.
 
As for me, I am Sancho,
Sancho, Sancho, his valet, his son, his brother.
Sancho, his only amigo
His only follower, but forever faithful, and I'm proud of it.
 
Do whatever you want with my translations. I'm not rich enough to sue you anyway.
Submitted by petit élève on Wed, 11/10/2017 - 21:13
Added in reply to request by EddieA
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L'homme de la Mancha

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