Carreras sings Alfonsina y el mar

Ramírez – Alfonsina y el mar (Carreras)

Accompanied by Vienna Symphony Orchestra, José Carreras sings Alfonsina y el mar, a beautiful song composed by the famous Argentine composer, pianist and music director Ariel Ramírez. Lyrics by Félix Luna, the prominent Argentine writer, lyricist and historian. Published by EuroArts channel.

Lyrics

Alfonsina y el mar

Por la blanda arena que lame el mar
Su pequena huella no vuelve mas
Un sendero solo de pena y silencio
Llego hasta el aqua profunda
Un sendero solo de penas mudas llego
hasta la espunma

Sabe dios que angustia te acompano
Que dolores viejos callo tu voz
Para recostarte arrullada en el canto
De las caracolas marinas
La cancion que canta en
el fondo oscuro del mar,
la caracola

Te vas alfonsina con tu soledad
Que poemas nuevos, fuiste a buscar?
Una voz antigua de viento y de sal
Te requiebra el alma y la esta llevando
Y te vas hacia alla como en suenos
Alfonsina y el mar

Cinco sirenitas te llevaran
Por caminos de algas y de coral
Y fosforescentes caballos marinos
Haran una ronda a tu lado
Y los habitantes del agua van a jugar
pronto a tu lado

Bajame la lampara un poco mas
Dejame que duerma, nodriza en paz
Y si llama el no le digas que estoy
Dile que Alfonsina no vuelve
Y si llama el no le digas nunca que estoy
Di que me he ido

Te vas alfonsina con tu soledad
Que poemas nuevos, fuiste a buscar?
Una voz antigua de viento y de sal
Te requiebra el alma y la esta llevando
Y te vas hacia alla como en suenos
Alfonsina y el mar

Alfonsina and the sea

Across the soft sand that the waves lick
Her small footprints are not coming back anymore
Only one path made of sorrow and silence
Reached the deep water
Only one path made of untold sorrows
Reached the foam

Only God knows about the anguish that accompanied you
And about the old pains your voice never told
That caused you to go to sleep, lulled by the song
Of the seashells
The song sung in the depths of the dark sea by
The seashell

You’re going away, Alfonsina
Along with your loneliness
What kind of new poems did you go looking for?
An ancient voice made of wind and salt
Is shattering your soul and taking you away
And you go there, like in a dream
Asleep, Alfonsina, dressed with the sea

Five little mermaids will escort you
Through paths made of seaweed and corals
And phosphorescent sea horses will sing
A round, by your side
And the aquatic dwellers
Will soon play by your side

Dim the light of the lamp a bit for me
Let me sleep in peace, nurse
And if he calls don’t tell him I’m here
Tell him that Alfonsina is not coming back
And if he calls never tell him I’m here
Tell him that I have left

You’re going away, Alfonsina
Along with your loneliness
What kind of new poems did you go looking for?
An ancient voice made of wind and salt
Is shattering your soul and taking you away
And you go there, like in a dream
Asleep, Alfonsina, dressed with the sea