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LA PEREGRINACIÓN by ARIEL RAMÍREZ November 16, 2014

Filed under: Argentina,Ariel Ramírez,Fronterizos,Xmas / Navidad — spanishpoplyrics @ 11:37 am

Navidad Nuestra: Part 2

In the second song of the suite Joseph and Mary search for a place to stay.

Above is a great film made for German TV in 1967 which features Los Fronterizos performing the whole suite except the first song (so it starts with ‘La Peregrinación’).

They didn’t record ‘La Anunciación’ because César Isella, who usually sang lead on that song, had just left the group. Isella went on to co-write the song ‘Canción Con Todos’ which was recently featured on this blog.

NB This song is subtitled huella pampeana. La huella is a folk dance that was popular in Argentina in the 19th century. So the lyric ‘a la huella’ also means ‘keep dancing’. I guess the double meaning is intended, as the image of Joseph and Mary dancing their way across the plains is rather appealing.

 Related Post: Canción Con Todos

LA PEREGRINACIÓN

A la huella, a la huella
José y María
Por las pampas heladas
Cardos y ortigas.

A la huella, a la huella
Cortando campo
No hay cobijo ni fonda
Sigan andando.

Florecita del campo,
Clavel del aire
Si ninguno te aloja
¿A dónde naces?

¿Donde naces, florcita?
Que estas creciendo,
Palomita asustada,
Grillo sin sueño.

A la huella, a la huella
José y María
Con un dios escondido
Nadie sabía.

A la huella, a la huella
Los peregrinos
Préstenme una tapera
Para mi niño.

A la huella, a la huella
Soles y lunas
Los ojitos de almendra
Piel de aceituna.

Ay burrito del campo
Ay buey barcino
Mi niño esta viniendo
Háganle sitio.

Un ranchito de quincha
Solo me ampara
Dos alientos amigos
La luna clara

A la huella, a la huella
José y María
Con un dios escondido
Nadie sabía.
THE PILGRIMAGE

Follow the trail, follow the trail
Joseph and Mary 
Across the frozen Pampas (South American plains)
Thistles and nettles. 

Follow the trail, follow the trail
Cutting through the fields
There is no shelter, no inn 
Keep on walking. 

Little flower in the field, 
Carnation of the air 
If no one puts you up
Where will you be born?

Where will you be born, little flower?
Now that you are growing
Frightened dove
Sleepless cricket

Follow the trail, follow the trail
Joseph and Mary 
With a hidden god
Nobody knew

Follow the trail, follow the trail
The pilgrims
Lend me a ruined house
For my child

Follow the trail, follow the trail
Through suns and moons 
The little almond eyes 
Olive skin. 

Oh, little donkey in the field 
Oh, reddish-grey ox 
My child is coming 
Make some space for him

A thatched hut 
Is the only shelter I have
Two friendly breaths (the ox and the donkey)
The bright moon 

Follow the trail, follow the trail
Joseph and Mary 
With a hidden god
Nobody knew
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