Si fós ocellet aniria volant,
i a ca' la Laieta,
aniria a parlar.
Son pare em diria:
"Què voleu, l'hereu?"
"Vinc per la Laieta,
si me la doneu."
"Torneu demà vespre
de bon matí;
si ella us volia,
jo dire que sí."
La noia bonica diu que sí que ho vol,
i a la matinada canta el rossinyol.
Laieta, Laieta, Laieta, Lajeta,
Laieta bonica diu que sí que ho vol.
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If I were a little bird I would fly,
and to Laieta's house I would go,
Her father would tell me:
"What do you want, you heir?"
"I've come for Laieta,
if you would give her to me."
"Come back tomorrow
early in the morning;
if she likes you,
I will give my consent."
The pretty girl says yes, she likes,
and, at dawn, the nightingale sings.
Laieta, Laieta, Laieta, Laieta,
pretty Laieta says yes, she likes.
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