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CANTARES
Lyrics: Manuel Machado Ruiz (1874- 1947)
Music: Jean-Claude Marc (1943 - )

Vino, sentimiento, guitarra y poesía,
hacen los cantares de la patria mía...
Cantares...
Quien dice cantares, dice Andalucía.

A la sombra fresca de la vieja parra,
un mozo moreno rasguea la guitarra...
Cantares...
Algo que acaricia y algo que desgarra.

La prima que canta y el bordón que llora...
Y el tiempo callado se va hora tras hora.
Cantares...
Son dejos fatales de la raza mora.

No importa la vida, que ya está perdida.
Y, después de todo, ¿qué es eso, la vida?...

Cantares...
Cantando la pena, la pena se olvida.

Madre, pena, suerte; pena, madre, muerte;
ojos negros, negros, y negra la suerte.
Cantares...
En ellos, el alma del alma se vierte.

Cantares. Cantares de la patria mía...
Cantares son sólo los de Andalucía.
Cantares...
No tiene más notas la guitarra mía.
SONGS



Wine, feeling, guitar and poetry,
Make the songs of my homeland ...
Songs ...
Who says songs, says Andalusia.

In the cool shade of the old vine,
A dark (a Gypsy) boy strums the guitar ...
Songs ...
Something that caresses and something that tears.

The E-string that sings and the drone that weeps ...
And the quiet time goes by hour after hour.
Songs ...
They're fatal marks/accents of the Moorish race.

Life doesn't matter, it's already lost.
And, after all, what is that, life? ...

Songs ...
Singing grief, grief is forgotten.

Mother, sadness, luck; grief, mother, death;
Black eyes, black, and black luck.
Songs ...
In them, the soul of the soul is poured.

Songs. Songs of my country ...
Songs are only those of Andalusia.
Songs ...
The guitar of mine has no more notes.
Some background: The music is by my former choirmaster. In the very late 80's he put on a whole show for us called "Sol y sombra" (Sun and Shade) for narrators, guitar, choir and orchestra. "Cantares" is a 4 voice piece and to match his tune, he had to repeat some lines. Yesterday I sang my alto voice tune with some tenor and soprano lines otherwise the lyrics would have made no sense.

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