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Non-English Songs, Poems and Sayings

Post by chesya » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:47 pm

Marrying a French woman and having a younger brother return to Germany and working/studying in Germany, France, Switzerland and Spain widened my horizons considerably. Attending University in Scotland made me more aware of other languages on the Britain/Ireland archipelago. The reason you don't understand a lot of Scottish people is that they are on not speaking English, but Lallans (Lowland Scots) Scots which is closely related to English, but isn't the same. There is another language altogether in the North and West, Gaelic. My first two best friends and then (a third person) the love of my life (sad story) were all Irish with reasonable notions of the Irish language, Gaelige (cousin of Scots Gaelic). One friend, Paudric (of course) and I used to run through the streets late at night singing the Soldier's Song (the Irish national anthem) in Gaelige, not a wise thing to do in protestant parts of a Scottish city - we did a lot of running away!

So there you are. OK, for starters my fave song in Spanish - ¡Hasta siempre, Comandante! - because I'm a pinko commie trans lesbian. I love the idea of 'circular push' for 'lay siege'

Original lyrics in Spanish

Aprendimos a quererte
desde la histórica altura
donde el Sol de tu bravura
le puso cerco a la muerte.

Aquí se queda la clara,
la entrañable transparencia,
de tu querida presencia,
Comandante Che Guevara.

Tu mano gloriosa y fuerte
sobre la Historia dispara
cuando todo Santa Clara
se despierta para verte.


Vienes quemando la brisa
con soles de primavera
para plantar la bandera
con la luz de tu sonrisa.


Tu amor revolucionario
te conduce a nueva empresa
donde esperan la firmeza
de tu brazo libertario.


Seguiremos adelante,
como junto a ti seguimos,
y con Fidel te decimos :
«¡Hasta siempre, Comandante!»


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