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Thread #12887   Message #1359974
Posted By: Stewart
17-Dec-04 - 04:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: La Llorona
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: La Llorona
Here's another version of a La Llorna song from Mexico. This was recorded by the duo Correo Aereo, and there's a sound clip of it on their web site. Correo Aereo is now based in Seattle. I heard them live in concert recently and they are fantastic musicians. Abel Rocha plays harp and a variety of guitar-like instruments and Madeleine Sosin plays violin and sings. I was just blown away by their music.

La Llorona
Trad. Mexico

No se que tienen las flores, llorona
las flores del campo santo
que cuando las mece el viento, llorona
parece que estan llorando

Ay de mi llorona, llorona
llorona de azul celeste
aunque la vida me cueste ,llorona
no he de dejar de quererte

Ay de mi llorona,llorona
llorona llevame al río
tapame con tu rebozo, llorona
porque me muero de frio

Ay de mi llorona,llorona
llorona de ayer y hoy
ayer maravilla fuí, llorona
y ahora ni sombra soy.

La Llorona (The Crying Woman)

I don't know what the flowers have, llorona
the flowers of the cemetery
that when the wind rocks them, llorona
seems that they are crying

Ay my crying woman, llorona
llorona of blue sky
even if it cost my life, llorona
I won't stop loving you

Ay my llorona, llorona
llorona carry me to the river
cover with your rebozo, llorona
because I'm dying of cold

Ay my llorona, llorona
llorona from yesterday and today
I was marvelous in the days gone by
Today, there is not even a trace of its shadow upon me.

Cheers, S. in Seattle