Savor of me


Sabor A Mi

Tanto tiempo disfrutamos de este amor
nuestras almas se acercaron tanto asi'
que yo guardo tu sabor, pero tu' llevas tambie'n
Sabor a mi'.

Si negaras mi presencia en tu vivir
bastari'a con abrazarte y conversar
tanta vida yo te di, que por fuerzas llevara's
Sabor a mi'.

No pretendo, ser tu duen~o
no soy nada, yo no tengo vanidad
de mi vida, doy lo bueno
soy tan pobre, que' otra cosa puedo dar?

Pasara'n ma's de mil an~os muchos ma's
yo no se' si tenga amor la eternidad
pero alla' tal como aqui'
en la boca llevara's
sabor a mi'.

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Savor of me

For so long we had enjoyment of this love
our souls drew close together all this much
that I retain your savor, but you also carry along
savor of me. 1.

If you would deny my presence in your life
it would be enough to embrace and have some chat
so much life I've given you, that by force you carry along
savor of me

I don't pretend to be your owner 2.
I am nothing and I have no vanity
of my life, I give what is good,
what else can I give? I am so poor...

More than a thousand years will pass, many more
I don't know wheather has love the eternity,
but over there, as well as here
in your mouth you'll carry along
savor of me.

Postato da roster 31 il Mar, 07/05/2013 - 18:10
Last edited by roster 31 on Mar, 11/03/2014 - 14:17
Commenti dell'autore:

Direct translation. The original lyrics don't need to be touched; just minimum changes to sing along.
1. Somebody suggested "savor" instead of "flavor". Personally, I was considering, "a taste of me". (?)
2. I don't know whether "owner" goes well. I also thought of "master" or, simply "I don't pretend to own you". Any suggestions?

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una de dos piedras     novembre 19th, 2013

Hello, Rosa,
I always enjoy reading your very fluent translations and I also enjoy and learn from your comments.
I hope you will not be offended if I offer a couple of suggestions.
Let's start with "por fuerzas." The English phrasing, "by force," suggests to the mind of a native English speaker that she or he is being held at gunpoint or something similar. Of course that's not what the Spanish means nor what you mean. My Berlitz dictionary gives as the English equivalent of "por fuerzas," "perforce", not two words but one. Now this word is rather old-fashioned and my Oxford English Encyclopedic dictionary gives as the meaning, unavoidably, necessarily. These two words do capture the meaning of the Spanish pretty well, but even they are rather formal. In my own translation that I keep in a binder just for myself, I translated the line this way: "And you can't help but have my flavor." This is still accurate but quite idiomatic and informal. I recommend that phrasing. But if you want to be a bit more formal you could say, "and necessarily you have my flavor."
In the last verse I would suggest that you leave out "the" before eternity. It would not generally be used here.
And in the very last line I would recommend that you say "my flavor". What you have isn't wrong but it is not idiomatic.
I hope these suggestions have been helpful.

alwaysgrowing     aprile 24th, 2014

Hi Rosa, yes the translation seems better with savor but I think adding "the" before savor sounds better, so it would be "the savor of me"
Also the eternity line is not right, I think it sounds better as "I don't know whether eternity has love"
Thanks again for your translation,
Al N