Obradors / Castillejo : Al amor

 Al Amor (Canciones clásicas españolas, no. 1)
    Text: Cristobal de Castillejo (d. 1550)

Dame, Amor, besos sin cuento
Asido de mis cabellos
Y mil y ciento tras ellos
Y tras ellos mil y ciento
Y después de muchos millares--tres!

Y porque nadie lo sienta
Desbaratemos la cuenta
Y contemos--al revés.
 To My Love
      (English version ©2010, E. Lein)

Give me, Love, kisses as countless
As the hairs that have clung to my head!
And add a thousand and a hundred,
And then a hundred and a thousand,
And to these many thousands--add three!

And as none might agree
Let us rip up that tally
And then count again--only backwards!
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