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Thread #38166 Message #3179183
Posted By: Monique
30-Jun-11 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ay, Linda Amiga (15th c. Spain)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Ay, linda amiga'
Maybe the last typo wasn't the right one after all. I've just thought that it could be
"Levanteme, madre, al salir el sol
Fui por los campos verdes a buscar mi amor"
I think that Levanteme is Me levanté (I got up) in modern Spanish. At that time the pronouns could be enclitic in conjugated tenses (vs only imperative, infinitive and gerund nowadays). Indeed "I got up, mother, at sunrise / I went throughout the green fields to look for my love" makes more sense that the previous "Wake up, mother... I went...