Guantanamera

Based on a poem by Jose Marti, adapted by Julian Orbon
Original music by Jose Fernandez Diaz, adapted by Pete Seeger & Julian Orbon

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
I am a truthful man
from this land of palm trees
I am a truthful man
from this land of palm trees
Before dying I want to share
these poems of my soul
Chorus:
Guantanamera*
Guajira** Guantanamera
Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmin encendido
Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmin encendido
Mi verso es un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo
My verses are light green
but they are also flaming red
My verses are light green
but they are also flaming red
My verses are like a wounded fawn,
seeking refuge in the mountain.
Chorus
Cultivo la rosa blanca
En junio como en enero
Qultivo la rosa blanca
En junio como en enero
Para el amigo sincero
Que me da su mano franca
I cultivate a rose 
in June and in January
I cultivate a rose 
in June and in January
For the sincere friend 
who gives me his hand
Chorus
Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazon con que vivo
Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazon con que vivo
Cardo ni ortiga cultivo
Cultivo la rosa blanca
And for the cruel one who would 
tear out this heart with which I live
And for the cruel one who would 
tear out this heart with which I live
I do not cultivate thistles nor nettles
I cultivate a white rose
Chorus
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
With the poor people of this earth,
I want to share my lot.
With the poor people of this earth,
I want to share my lot.
The little streams of the mountains
please me more than the sea.
Chorus

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Guantanamera* - z Guantanama
Guajira** - karibský rytmus podobný rumbě