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MADRE HAY UNA SOLA
Mother, there is only one (1930)
LYRICS by: José de la Vega
MUSIC by: Agustín Bardi
TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz
Last updated on: 6/10/12
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CASTELLANO
ENGLISH
Pagando antiguas locuras
Y ahogando mi triste queja,
Volví a buscar en la vieja
Aquellas hondas ternuras
Que abandonadas dejé.
Y al verme nada me dijo
Por mis torpezas pasadas,
Palabras dulcificadas
De amor por el hijo
Tan sólo escuché!

Besos y amores…
Amistades… bellas farsas
y rosadas ilusiones
en el mundo hay a montones
por desgracia…
¡Madre hay una sola!…
Y aunque un día la olvidé
me enseñó al final la vida
que a ese amor hay que volver.

Y nadie venga a arrancarme
del lado de quien me adora
de quien con fe bienhechora
se esfuerza por consolarme
de mi pasado dolor…
Las tentaciones son vanas
para burlar su cariño;
para ella soy siempre un niño,
¡Benditas sus canas!
¡Bendito su amor!

Paying old follies
And drowning my sad complaint
I sought in the old woman
Those deep tenderness
That I left abandoned.
And seeing me she said nothing
About my past blunders,
Sweetened words
of love for the son,
It’s all I heard!

Kisses and love …
Friends … beautiful shams
and rosy illusions
in the world there are plenty
unfortunately …
Mother, there is only one! …
And though one day I forgot her
Life taught me at the end
that to that love we must return .

And nobody tear me away
from the one who adores me
from whom with beneficent faith
strives to comfort me
from my past pain …
The temptations are vain
to circumvent her affection;
for her I am always a child,
Blessed be her gray hair!
Blessed  be her love!


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