Martin Codax en 55 idiomas – Inglés

I

Waves of the sea of Vigo,
if only you’ve seen my friend,
and, oh Lord, if he’ll come soon!

Waves of the turbulent sea,
if only you’ve seen my love,
and, oh Lord, if he’ll come soon!

If only you’ve seen my friend,
the one for whom I’m sighing,
and, oh Lord, if he’ll come soon!

If only you’ve seen my love,
him for whom I’ve great esteem,
and, oh Lord, if he’ll come soon!

II

News has arrived for me
that my friend is coming.
And mother, I’m bound for Vigo.

I have here the notice
that my love comes hither.
And mother, I’m bound for Vigo.

My dear friend comes hither,
and comes healthy and whole.
And mother, I’m bound for Vigo.

My lover comes hither
and comes alive and well.
And mother, I’m bound for Vigo.

He comes healthy and whole,
and friend unto the king.
And mother, I’m bound for Vigo.

He comes alive and well,
and privy to the king.
And mother, I’m bound for Vigo.

III

My beautiful sister, oh come you now with me
to the church in Vigo, where the sea is so fierce.
And there we’ll watch the surging waves!

My beautiful sister, come you now with good cheer
to the church in Vigo, where the sea becomes wild.
And there we’ll watch the surging waves!

To the church in Vigo, where the sea is so fierce.
and there will come my mother and will come my friend,
And there we’ll watch the surging waves!

To the church in Vigo where the sea becomes wild,
and there will come my mother and also my love.
And there we’ll watch the surging waves!

IV

Oh God, if only my friend should know now
how lonely I find myself in Vigo!
And me so much in love!

Oh God, if only my love should know now
how alone I find myself in Vigo!
And me so much in love!

How lonely I find myself in Vigo
and I have no one at all here with me!
And me so much in love!

How alone I find myself in Vigo
and I have brought no one at all with me!
And me so much in love!

And I have no one at all here with me,
but for my eyes, who cry along with me!
And me so much in love!

And I have brought no one at all with me,
but for my eyes, and both of them crying!
And me so much in love!

V

Those of you who know how to love a friend,
come you with me to the sea of Vigo.
And let us bathe ourselves in the waves.

Those who know how to love a beloved,
come you then with me to the wild sea.
And let us bathe ourselves in the waves.

Come you with me to the sea of Vigo,
and we shall see there my own dearest friend.
And let us bathe ourselves in the waves.

Come you then with me to the wild sea,
and we will see there my own beloved.
And let us bathe ourselves in the waves.

VI

In the churchyard in Vigo,
a lovely form was dancing.
I’m in love!

In Vigo, in the churchyard,
a slender form there dancing.
I’m in love!

A lovely form was dancing,
who’d never had a dear friend.
I’m in love!

A slender form was dancing,
who’d never had a lover.
I’m in love!

Who’d never had a dear friend,
but in the ‘yard in Vigo.
I’m in love!

Who’d never had a lover,
but for in Vigo’s churchyard.
I’m in love!

VII

Oh, waves that I came here to see,
if only you could to me tell
why my friend tarries there without from me.

Oh, waves that I have come to watch,
If you could but to me recount
Why my friend tarries there without me.


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