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ROMANCE DEL AMARGO By CAMARÓN January 15, 2013

Filed under: 1970s,Camarón,Frederico García Lorca — spanishpoplyrics @ 9:10 am

Here is another track from ‘La Leyenda del Tiempo’ by El Camarón de la Isla. This track has a more traditional flamenco arrangement.

Again the lyrics come from a poem by Frederico García Lorca, which was originally titled ‘Romance del Emplazado’.

ROMANCE DEL AMARGO

El veinticinco de junio 
le dijeron al amargo 
ya puedes cortar si quieres 
las adelfas de tu patio. 
El veinticinco de junio 
le dijeron al amargo

Pinta una cruz en la puerta 
y pon tu nombre debajo 
porque cicutas y ortigas 
nacerán en tu costado, 
y agujas de cal mojadas 
te morderán los zapatos. 

Será de noche en lo oscuro 
por los montes imantados, 
donde los bueyes del agua 
beben los juncos soñados. 

Pide luces y campanas. 
Aprende a cruzar las manos, 
y a gustar los aires fríos 
de metales y peñascos, 
porque dentro de dos meses
yacerás amortajado.
BALLAD OF THE EMBITTERED MAN

On the twenty-fifth of june
they told the embittered man
"Now if you want you can cut
the oleanders in your yard" 
On the twenty-fifth of june
they told the embittered man

Paint a cross on the door
and write your name below
because hemlock and nettles
will spring from your side
and quick-lime splinters
will gnaw at your shoes

It will be a dark night
in the magnetic mountains
where the water oxen
drink from the reeds, dreaming

Ask for lights and bells
Learn to cross your hands
and to savour the chilly air
of metal and boulders
because within two months
you will lie in your grave

*

CHORDS / ACORDES

Capo on first fret / Cejilla en primero traste

Bb(#11) – A

Bb(#11) – A

Dm – C

Bb(#11) – A

C – F

F7 – Bb

Bb(#11) – A

C – F

F7 – Bb

D – G

Bb(#11) – A

 

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