Teresica hermana By: Matheo Flecha el Viejo

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB , STTB , AATB , ATTB
Date: 16th century
Language: Spanish
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Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Teresica hermanaSister Teresica,
De la faraririraWith a fararirira,
Hermana Teresa.Teresa, sister mine,
Si a ti pluguiesseDear, I wonder whether
Una noche solaFor a single evening
Contigo durmiesseWe could sleep together,
De la fararirira.With a fararirira.
Una noche solaFor a single evening
Yo bien dormiríaI would like it, maybe,
Mas tengo gran miedoBut I fear the next day
Qu m´empreñaríaI may have a baby
De la fararirira.With a fararirira.
Llama a Teresica y no vieneThough he calls her, she doesn't come out laughing;
Tan mala noche tieneAn awful night she's having.
Llámala su madre y ella calla.Mother calls her, too, but she is silent.
Juramento tiene hecho de matarlaIn a rage, her mother swears an oath she'll kill her.
¡Qué mala noche tiene!This awful night she's having!
Matheo Flecha el ViejoCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.