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Las casitas del barrio alto (English translation)

  • Artist: Victor Jara (Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez)
  • Song: Las casitas del barrio alto 3 translations
  • Translations: English, French, German
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The Houses of the High District

The houses of the high district
with railings and a front yard,
a gorgeous entrance for cars
awaiting a Peugeot.
 
There are pink ones, green ones,
white ones and celestite ones,
the houses of the high district
all made of recipol.
 
And the people of the houses
smile and visit each other.
They go together to the supermarket
and everyone has a television.
 
There are dentists, businessmen,
estate owners and traders,
lawyers and landlords
and everyone wears polycron.
 
They play bridge, drink martini dry
and the kids are blondes
and with other blondes
they go together to high school.
 
And the daddy's boy
then goes to the university
starting his predicament
and the social mystery.
 
He smokes cigarettes in an Austin Mini,
plays with bombs and with politics,
assassinates generals,
and is a gangster of sedition.
 
And the people of the houses
smile and visit each other.
They go together to the supermarket
and everyone has a television.
 
There are pink ones, green ones,
white ones and celestine ones,
the houses of the high district
all made of recipol.
 
Submitted by ajmjaajmja on Thu, 22/01/2015 - 23:19
Last edited by ajmjaajmja on Sun, 25/01/2015 - 13:45
Author's comments:

This song is an adaptation of "Little Boxes", popularized by Pete Seeger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boxes

For a discussion of what "recipol" is: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1210364&langid=24

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