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Percale (1943)
LYRICS by: Homero Expósito
MUSIC by: Domingo Federico
TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz
Last updated on: 3/7/12
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The percale was the fabric of choice of lower class women and it was a symbol of humility and virtue.
¿Te acuerdas del percal?
Tenias quince abriles,
anhelos de sufrir y amar,
de ir al centro, triunfar
y olvidar el percal.
Camino del percal,
te fuiste de tu casa…
Tal vez nos enteramos mal.
Solo se que al final
te olvidaste el percal.

La juventud se fue…
Tu casa ya no está…
Y en el ayer tirados
se han quedado
tu percal y mi pasado.
La juventud se fue…
Yo ya no espero más…
Mejor dejar perdidos
los anhelos que no han sido
y el vestido de percal.

¿Por qué vas a llorar?…
¿Acaso no has vivido,
acaso no aprendiste a amar,
a sufrir, a esperar,
y también a callar?
Son cosas del percal…
Saber que estás sufriendo
saber que sufrirás aún más
y saber que al final
no olvidaste el percal.
Tristezas del percal.

Percale …
Remember the percale? …
You were barely fifteen,
longings of suffering and loving,
of going downtown, to succeed
and forget the percale …
Percale …
Road of the percale …
You left your house
Maybe we heard wrong,
I only know that at the end
You forgot the percale…

The youth is gone…
Your home isn’t there…
And in the past, discarded
They’ve remained,
Your percale and my past …
The youth is gone
I no longer wait
Best to let be lost
The longings that have not been
And the percale dress …

To cry…
Why are you going to cry…?
Haven’t you lived,
haven’t you learned to love,
to suffer, to wait
and also to be silent…?
Percale …
They’re things about the percale …
Knowing that you are suffering,
Knowing that you’ll suffer even more
And knowing that at the end
You didn’t forget the percale…
Percale …
Sadness of the percale …

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