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songs of Victor Jara (1932-1973)

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BLOOD UPON THE GRASS


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
From: Stringsinger
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 03:45 PM

"Duerme, Negrito" (he sang this, it's on YouTube also covered by Mercedes Sosa.


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 02:48 PM

I did a search for Te Recuerdo Amanda and came up with lyrics "recorded by" Joan Baez and Robert Wyatt. Also, interestingly, a Swedish translation.


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 07:25 AM

The Dr Price I am refering to is Mudcat terminology for Mick Tems.


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Subject: ADD: Te Recuerdo Amanda (Victor Jara)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 05:38 AM

I think this is Victor Jara himself singing "Te Recuerdo Amanda."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRmre8ggkcY


With help from Monique, I came up with these lyrics to submit to the Rise Again songbook. Can anybody give us a translation and background information?

TE RECUERDO AMANDA
(Victor Jara)

CHORUS
Te recuerdo Amanda, la calle mojada
Corriendo a la fábrica donde trabajaba / Manuel
La sonrisa ancha, la lluvia en el pelo
No importaba nada ibas a~encontrarte / Con él (x4)

Con él, son cinco minutos
La vida es eterna en cinco minutos
Suena la sirena "De vuelta al trabajo"
Y tú caminando, lo iluminas todo
Los cinco minutos te hacen florecer

Con él - que partió a la sierra
Que nunca hizo daño, que partió a la sierra
Y en cinco minutos quedó destrozado
Suena la sirena "De vuelta al trabajo"
Muchos no volvieron, tampoco Manuel

Te recuerdo Amanda, la calle mojada
Corriendo a la fábrica donde trabajaba / Manuel

Victor Jara
On his Best of Victor Jara, Silvio Rodriguez Tribute a Victor Jara, Quilapayun Patria, José Garcia Huellas. Also rec. by Joan Baez.


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 05:41 AM

Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
From: Monique
Date: 11 Feb 15 - 06:09 PM

Here is a quite literal one:

I remember you, Amanda, the wet street,
Running to the factory where Manuel worked.
A wide smile, the rain on your hair,
Nothing mattered, you were going to meet him, him, him..
Him, it's five minutes,
Life is eternal in five minutes.
The siren sounds "Back to work".
The five minutes make you bloom.

I remember you, Amanda, the wet street,
Running to the factory where Manuel worked.
A wide smile, the rain on your hair,
Nothing mattered, you were going to meet him, him, him..
Him who went to the mountain,
Who never did harm, who went to the mountain
And in five minutes, he was wrecked.
The siren sounds "Back to work".
Many didn't come back. Neither did Manuel.

I remember you, Amanda, the wet street,
Running to the factory where Manuel worked.

The Quilapayún recorded an English version of it in "Alentours" but the lyrics aren't on the sleeve. I'll see if I can get them tomorrow if nobody's posted them before.



Here you have a less literal translation and some background to the song.
Btw, I'd forgotten to translate "y tú caminando, lo iluminas todo" = "as you're walking, you light everything up".


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara
From: Monique
Date: 26 May 21 - 06:02 PM

Here is a link to a YouTube video of Víctor Jara's concert in Peru,- July 17th 1973 (Complete recital).
Quilapayún live concert "Homenaje a Víctor Jara".
I have added a link to YouTube videos below a few songs within the posts so far. I'll add some more.


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara (1932-1973)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 May 21 - 06:20 PM

Note that Victor Jara was murdered by the Pinochet Regime of Chile on 16 September 1973. Pinochet was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army on 23 August 1973 by President Salvador Allende. Allende was overthrown by Pinochet on 11 September 1973 and died the same day, allegedly by suicide.


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Subject: RE: songs of Victor Jara (1932-1973)
From: Monique
Date: 30 May 21 - 10:28 AM

MANIFIESTO (1973 -released in 1974)
Víctor Jara

Yo no canto por cantar
ni por tener buena voz,
canto porque la guitarra
tiene sentido y razón.

Tiene corazón de tierra
y alas de palomita,
es como el agua bendita,
santigua glorias y penas.

Aquí se encajó mi canto,
como dijera Violeta,
guitarra trabajadora
con olor a primavera.

Que no es guitarra de ricos
ni cosa que se parezca.
Mi canto es de los andamios
para alcanzar las estrellas.

Que el canto tiene sentido
cuando palpita en las venas...
del que morirá cantando,
... las verdades verdaderas.

No las lisonjas fugaces
ni las famas extranjeras
sino el canto de una lonja
hasta el fondo de la tierra.

Ahí donde llega todo
y donde todo comienza,
canto que ha sido valiente,
siempre será canción nueva,
siempre será canción nueva,
siempre será canción nueva...
MANIFEST


I do not sing for singing
Nor for having a good voice,
I sing because the guitar
Has sense/consciousness and reason.

It has a heart of earth
And wings of little dove,
It's like holy water,
It crosses glories and sorrows.

Here my song was embedded,
As Violeta said,
Industrious guitar
With the smell of spring.

For it's not a rich man's guitar
Not a thing like that.
My song is from the scaffolding
To reach the stars.

For the song has sense/consciousness
When it beats in the veins ...
Of the one who will die singing, ...
The true truths.

Not the fleeting flattery
Nor foreign fames
But the song of a market
To the bottom of the earth.

There where all reaches
And where all begins,
A song that has been brave
Will always be a new song,
Will always be a new song,
Will always be a new song ...
Recording by Víctor Jara

Victor_Jara_Música YouTube channel


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