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Monique Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English (127* d) RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English 31 Jan 21


Sung by Roberto Rodriquez on 2020/08/10
SI ME QUIERES ESCRIBIR / EN El FRENTE DE GANDESA
(Spanish)
Si me quieres escribir, ya sabes mi paradero,(x2)
En el frente de Gandesa primera línea de fuego.(x2)

Si tú quieres comer bien, barato y de buena forma. (2x)
En el frente de Gandesa, allí tienen una fonda. (2x)

En la entrada de la fonda, hay un moro Mojama (2x)
Que te dice, "Pasa, pasa ¿qué quieres para comer?" (2x)

El primer plato que dan, son granadas rompedoras (2x)
El segundo de metralla para recordar memorias (2x)
IF YOU WANT TO WRITE TO ME / ON THE GANDESA FRONT

lf you want to write me a letter, you already know my whereabouts. (x2)
I'm on the Gandesa Front, in the first line of the fighting.(x2)

If you want to eat your fill, good food and cheap,(x2)
On the Gandesa Front stands an inn. (x2)

At the entrance of this inn there's a Moor by name Mohammed, (x2)
Who greets you, "Come in, come in, what do you want to eat?"(x2)

The first dish which they serve is fragmentation grenades,(x2)
The second dish is a burst of shrapnel to make you remember."(x2)
You also have the lyrics on the Mudcat DT with a nice translation though I changed a few things in this one to be more literal and less nice because "barato" only means "cheap" and there were no "pesos" during the Spanish Civil War, etc.
Rendition by Joaquín Díaz (1973)
Joaquín Díaz (1947- ) is a Spanish musicologist and folklorist whose Fundation website I highly recommend to all interested in Spanish folklore and traditional songs and music (in Spanish only).

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