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LAMENTO DE GAITAS by LOS ARCHIDUQUES May 1, 2016

Filed under: 1960s,Archiduques — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:58 am

‘I Love How You Love Me’ was originally a hit for the Paris Sisters in 1961. In 1966 Paul & Barry Ryan gave this rather conventional ballad a psychedelic makeover, adding a distorted guitar break and, less predictably, bagpipes. It made #21 in the UK charts.

It was this version that inspired the cover by Los Archiduques a year later. They actually use the bagpipes more than the Ryans, and make the guitar break wilder to boot. The Spanish lyrics (translated below) are also much darker than the original English words. In fact, this it is one of the weirdest records ever to come out of Spain in the 1960s. Lead singer Tino Casal eventually went on to solo stardom in the 1980s.

LAMENTO DE GAITAS

Me siento tan triste
como aquella noche
en que tu te fuiste
de mi lado en Asturias
por eso hoy que solo estoy
y tu estás ausente
ante tu tumba estoy
llorando a tu muerte
ante tu tumba estoy
llorando a tu muerte

Mi gaita sonaba
con triste dulzura
de pena por verme
con gran amargura
me siento muy solo
me siento muy triste
por eso pido a Dios
que me de la muerte
que me de la muerte...
BAGPIPE LAMENT

I feel so sad
Like that night
That you went away
From my side in Asturias
So today I am alone
And you are absent
I am in front of your grave
Crying for your death
I am in front of your grave
Crying for your death

My bagpipes rang out
Sadly and sweetly
In pity of seeing myself
With such great sorrow
I feel so alone
I feel so sad
That's why I ask God
To give me death
To give me death...
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