Mudcat Café message #113115 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12887   Message #113115
Posted By: Escamillo
10-Sep-99 - 02:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: La Llorona
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: La Llorona
Tom B: Just go to Configuration, Control Panel, Keyboard, click on Language, select United States International and "default". If USA International does not appear in the list, click on ADD and probably wou'll be asked for the Windows CD, then select it and click DEFAULT.

As for the translation, it is excellent, with two minor corrections:
////las flores de un campo santo. the flowers of a sacred ground. Que cuando las mueve el viento, Llorona, parece que esta'n llorando. Ta'pame con tu rebozo, Llorona, Cover me with your shawl porque me muero de fri'o. because I'm freezing my butt off (I'm dying of cold) ////

Campo santo is simply a graveyard.
Freezing my butt off would be correct for the expression "porque me cago de frío". Since it says "me muero", the second parenthesized expression is correct.

(Show this to a mexican and he will die of laugh)

Andrés Magré - escamillo@ciudad.com.ar