I was born in Cuba but grew up in the US. When I was little my mother used to sing a song to me at bedtime and I have been trying to find the complete lyrics but haven’t been able to. The part I remember goes:
Al reflejo de la palida luna
En un barco pirata naci
El oleaje mecia me cuna
— (can’t remember this line)
De me padre aprendi
Yo contaba — (only remember the first part of this line)
Cuando apenas oi una voz
Era me padre que en gran agonia
Entregaba su espiritu a Dios.
There may be other stanzas but this is all I remember. It would be great if you could find out what the song is called and what all of the lyrics are.
Here’s a loose English translation of the song:
In the pale reflection of the moon,
In a pirate ship I was born
The waves rocked my cradle.
I learned from Dad.
I counted —
When I barely heard a voice
There was my father in great agony
Delivering his spirit to God.
If anyone can help with the rest of the lyrics to this song, please let us know about them in the comments below.
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