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Thread #86838   Message #1623149
Posted By: Kitty
08-Dec-05 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cuando floresca el chuño
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cuando floresca el chuño
Sure,
Jumampi Nayampi is Cechua
K'awan Nok'awan is Aymara

Both are indiginous languages of Bolivia
And both sentences mean the same thing:

With you, Without you.

So the song is like this:

If your parents hate me, it is my fault.
If the sitoyas(a bird. havent found which yet) dont whistle, it is because of your great absence.

They say that you will return (repeated in a dfferent tense as a play on words)
Like the river runs to the sea.

With you, without you.
When the Chuño blooms
With you, without you.
When the Chuño blooms.

Dont tell me you have forgotten the land where you were born.

then they repeat from.. they say you will return.


The joke in the song is that chuño is a potato that has been processed by freezing and thawing. i.e. it never blooms.

sad song, but great beat and fun to dance to, and everyone here in Bolivia knows it...

Kitty