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MARIPOSITA
Small butterfly (1941)
LYRICS by: Francisco García Jiménez
MUSIC by: Anselmo Aieta
TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz
Last updated on: 5/12/12
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CASTELLANO
ENGLISH
Un bandoneón
con su resuello tristón.
La noche en el cristal
de la copa y del bar
y del tiempo que pasó…
Mi corazón
con su borracha emoción.
Y en otra voz, la voz
de la historia vulgar,
dice mi vulgar dolor…

Mariposita,
muchachita de mi barrio,
te busco por el centro,
te busco y no te encuentro,
siguiendo este calvario
con la cruz del mismo error.
Te busco porque acaso nos
iríamos del brazo…

Vos te equivocaste con tu arrullo
de sedas palpitantes,
y yo con mi barullo
de sueños delirantes,
en un mundo engañador.
¡Volvamos a lo de antes!
¡Dame el brazo y vámonos!

Ni vos ni yo
sabemos cuál se perdió.
Ni dónde el bien, ni el mal,
tuvo un día final
y otro día comenzó…
Yo bebo más
porque esta noche vendrás.
Mi corazón te ve;
pero habrá que beber mucho…
¡pero mucho más!…

A bandoneon
with its sad breath.
The night on the glass
of the cup and the bar
and of the time that passed…
My heart
with its drunken emotion.
And in another voice, the voice
of the common history,
says my vulgar pain …

Little butterfly,
girl from my neighborhood,
I look for you around down town,
I look and I don’t find you,
following this ordeal
with the cross of the same error.
I look for you because perhaps we
would go arm in arm…

You were wrong with your lullaby
of fluttering silk,
and I, with my racket
of delirious dreams,
in a deceitful world.
Let’s go back to before!
Give me your arm and go!

Neither you nor I
know which one was lost.
Nor where the good or evil,
had a final day
and another day began …
I drink more
because tonight you will come.
My heart sees you;
but it’ll have to drink a lot …
But much more! …


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