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Thread #1901   Message #227616
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-May-00 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Swallow Song (R Farina)-Los Bilbilicos
Gee, I should have looked at Zemerl first. This appears to be more correct than the version I posted above. "Con sospiros de amor" seems to make sense, and what I transcribed above from the Jewish Fake Book does not. Note, however, that this is not the song that Hester and Frankel sing.
-Joe Offer-

Los Bilbilicos (The Nightingales)

Los bilbilicos cantan
Con sospiros de amor
Mi neshama mi ventura
Estan en tu poder

La rosa enflorese
En el mes de mai
Mi neshama s'escurese,
Sufriendo del amor

Mas presto ven palomba
Mas presto ven con mi
Mas presto ven querida,
Corre y salvame

The nightingales sing
With sighs of love
My soul and my fate
Are in your power

The rose blooms
in the month of May
My soul and fate
Suffer from love's pain

Come more quickly, dove
More quickly come with me
More quickly come, beloved
Run and save me

Zemerl -
Click here and here for a couple more recordings of this song, again with lyrics somewhat different from what I posted.