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Posted By: Greg B
17-Jun-08 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origins: De Colores
Subject: RE: Lyr/Origins: De Colores
No, sir, I don't like it in English. It doesn't have the magnificent
quality as in Spanish.

"y por eso los grandes amores de muchos colores me gustan a mí"

has to be one of the most lovely, tripping-off-the-tongue, lines
of any song in existence. Heck, my Spanish is nearly non-existent,
but the first time I sang the song in church at the feast of
Our Lady of Guadalupe I was hooked.

Come to think of it, the whole thing has sort of been honed
to perfection as both a great lyric a sort of a 'tone poem.'

Don't mess with it.