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Qué Lindo Es Ser Voluntario (English translation)

  • Artist: Victor Jara (Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez)
  • Song: Qué Lindo Es Ser Voluntario 2 translations
  • Translations: English, French
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Qué Lindo Es Ser Voluntario

No me vengas con la historia de la indolencia,
hace rato que te aguaito dándote vueltas.
Moscardón que pica y pica sin consecuencia,
se le acaban el zumbido y la lanceta.
Si la montaña no viene anda hacia ella,
las metas de Recabarren son las estrellas.
 
Qué cosa más linda es ser voluntario,
construyendo parques para el vecindario,
levantando puentes, casas y caminos,
siguiendo adelante con nuestro destino ¡sí!
 
Dale pala, campesino, dale al arado,
ahora son tiempos mejores pa' tus sembrados.
Dale martillo a la mina, dale minero,
dale más techo a las casas de los obreros.
Compañera, usted que endulza toda la tierra,
a los especuladores no les des tregua.
 
El rico se juega entero por su defensa,
confunde la democracia con la insolencia.
Para hablar de socialismo estudia a Lenin,
la revolución no es juego para burgueses.
Si la montaña no viene anda hacia ella,
las metas de Recabarren son las estrellas.
 
Submitted by ajmjaajmja on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 01:48
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How Nice is to be Volunteer

Don't come to me with the story of indolence,
Since a while i've been putting up with you, giving you turns.
Bluebottle that stings and sting without consequence,
Is out of buzz and lancet.
If the mountain doesn't come, go towards it,
Recabarren* goal's are the stars.
 
What a nice thing is to be volunteer,
Building parks for the neighborhood,
Lifting bridges, houses and roads,
Moving forward with our destiny, yes!
 
Go with the shovel, peasant, go with the plow,
Now there are better times for your fields.
Go with the hammer to the mine, go miner,
Give more roof to the worker's houses.
Comrade, you, that give sweetness to the whole land,
Don't give truce to the speculators.
 
The rich plays himself entirely for his own defense,
He confuses democracy with insolence.
To speak about Socialism go study Lenin*,
Revolution is not a game for bourgeois.
If the mountain doesn't come, go towards it,
Recabarren goal's are the stars.
 
Submitted by Catalina--Catalina-- on Fri, 21/04/2017 - 05:12
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Recabarren*: Luis Emilio Recabarren Serrano was a Chilean politician, considered the father of the left-wing revolutionary Chilean labor movement.

Lenin*: Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov was a politician, revolutionary, political theorist and Russian communist.

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