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La paloma

Language: Spanish

1. Cuando salí de la Habana
 ¡Valgame Dios!
 Nadie me ha visto salir
 Si no fuí yo.
 Y una linda Guachinanga
 S'allá voy yo,
 Que se vino tras de mi,
 Que sí señor.

 Si a tu ventana llega
 Una Paloma,
 Tratala con cariño
 Que es mi persona.
 Cuentala tus amores,
 Bien de mi vida,
 Coronala de flores
 Que es cosa mia.
 Ay! chinita que sí!
 Ay! que dame tu amor!
 Ay! que ven te conmigo,
 Chinita, adonde vivo yo!

2. El dia nos casemos
 ¡Valgame Dios!
 En la semana que hay ir
 Me hace reir
 Desde la Yglesia juntitos,
 Que sí señor,
 Nos hiremos à dormir,
 Allá voy yo.


3. Cuando el curita nos seche
 La bendicion
 En la Yglesia Catedral
 Allá voy yo
 Yo te daré la manita
 Con mucho amor
 Y el cura dos hisopazos
 Que sí señor


4. Cuando haya pasado tiempo
 ¡Valgame Dios!
 De que estemos casaditos
 Pues sí señor,
 Lo menos tendremos siete
 Y que furor!
 O quince guachinanguitos
 Allá voy yo


Translation(s): GER FRE

Submitted by John Glenn Paton


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * GER German [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title unknown [an adaptation]
    * FRE French [singable] (Joseph Dieudonné Tagliafico, né Joseph Dieudonné Méric) , "La colombe" [an adaptation]

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