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La jave de Espanja (English translation)

La jave de Espanja

Onde esta la yave ke estava in kaxun?
Onde esta la yave ke estava in kaxun?
Mis nonus se la truxerun kon grande dolor,
de su kaza de Espanya, de Espanya
suenyos de Espanya...
suenyos de Espanya...
 
Onde esta la yave ke estava in kaxun?
Mis nonus la truxeron kon grande amor,
dixeron a luz fijus, estu ez il korason,
de muestra kaza de Espanya,
de muestra kaza de Espanya,
suenyos de Espanya...
suenyos de Espanya...
 
Onde esta la yave ke estava in kaxun?
Onde esta la yave ke estava in kaxun?
Miz nonus la truxeron kon grande amor,
la dijeron a luz nietus a meterla a kaxun,
Muestra yave de Espanya, de Espanya.
suenyos de Espanya...
suenyos de Espanya...
 
Submitted by sacdegemecssacdegemecs on Wed, 02/10/2013 - 10:13
Submitter's comments:

the original title according to judaeo-spanish should be "La yave de espanya", but "La jave de espanja" reflects the orthography of serbocroatian (or bosnian/croatian/serbian, if you prefer).
for the lyrics themselves though, i decided to transcribe them according to ladino's most common orthography (check here and here)

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The key from Spain

Where is the key that was in the drawer?
Where is the key that was in the drawer?
My grandparents took it with tears in their eyes
from their house in Spain, in Spain
from their house in Spain, in Spain
dreams of Spain
dreams of Spain
 
Where is the key that was in the drawer?
My grandparents took it with loving care
they said to their children, this is the very heart
of our house in Spain, in Spain
of our house in Spain, in Spain
dreams of Spain
dreams of Spain
 
Where is the key that was in the drawer?
my grandparents took it with loving care
they gave it to their grandchildren to put in a drawer
our key from Spain, from Spain
our key from Spain, from Spain
dreams of Spain
dreams of Spain
 
Thanks!
thanked 2 times
Submitted by sacdegemecssacdegemecs on Wed, 02/10/2013 - 10:21
Author's comments:

not my translation, but by patricia v. lunn (check source)

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