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Monique songs of Victor Jara (1932-1973) (58* d) RE: songs of Victor Jara (1932-1973) 30 May 21


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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