Guantanamera

I’ve always loved this song. Below is the Spanish text, followed by an English translation.

Guantanamera (English translation)

Guantanamera

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma
Coro:
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmín encendido
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmín encendido
Mi verso es un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo
Coro
Cultivo la rosa blanca
En junio como en enero
Cultivo la rosa blanca
En junio como en enero
Para el amigo sincero
Que me da su mano franca
Coro
Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazón con que vivo
Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazón con que vivo
Cardo ni ortiga cultivo
Cultivo la rosa blanca
Coro
Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
El arroyo de la sierra
Me complace mas que el mar
Submitted by suertudasuertuda on Sat, 06/04/2013 – 15:50
Last edited by LobolyrixLobolyrix on Thu, 02/04/2020 – 14:27

Guantanamera

Versions: #1#2
I’m an honest man
From where the palm trees grow
I’m an honest man
From where the palm trees grow
And before I die I want
to let my verses out of my soul
Chorus:
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera*
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
My verse is clear green
And burning red
My verse is clear green
And burning red
My verse is a wounded deer
That seeks refuge in the mountain
Chorus
I cultivate a white rose
In June as in January
I cultivate a white rose
In June as in January
For a true friend
Who gives me his honest hand
Chorus
And for the cruel one that tears away from me
The heart with which I live
And for the cruel one that tears away from me
The heart with which I live
I cultivate neither thistles nor nettles
I cultivate the white rose
Chorus
With the poor people of the earth
I want to make my destiny
With the poor people of the earth
I want to make my destiny
The mountain stream
Pleases me more than the ocean

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/guantanamera-guantanamera.html-0

With thanks and acknowledgement to the Buena Vista Social Club
cheers
Sylvia

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