Sunday, October 20, 2013

Guantanamera - Pete Seeger, ...'Con los Pobres de la Tierra'



Pete and his grandson Tao lead everyone to sing along to this great song!
Live at Wolftrap, August 8, 1993.

Guantanamera, Guajira Guantanamera
Guantanamera, Guajira Guantanamera

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas.
Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crecen las palmas.
Y antes de morir me quiero
Echar mis versos del alma.

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.

The words mean "I am a truthful man from the land of the palm trees.
And before dying, I want to share these poems of my soul.
My poems are soft green. My poems are also flaming crimson.
My poems are like a wounded fawn seeking refuge in the forest.

The last verse says:'Con los pobres de la tierra'. With the poor people of this earth I want to share my fate. The streams of the mountains please me more than the sea."

(background)
Por los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
Por los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
Y el arroyo de la sierra
Me complace más que el mar

Guantanamera, guajira guantanamera,
Guantanamera, guajira guantanamera.


Peter "Pete" Seeger is an American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their ...
Born: May 3, 1919 (age 94), Manhattan, New York City, NY
Spouse: Toshi Seeger (m. 1943–2013)
Albums: Dangerous Songs!?, Precious Friend, More
Children: Mika Seeger, Tinya Seeger, Peter Ōta Seeger, Daniel Seeger
Music groups: The Weavers (1948 – 1952), The Almanac Singers

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