From the Poplars I have Come, Mother (De los álamos vengo, madre)

Author:
Juan Vásquez
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, November 1973 - February 1974

Los de Chacabuco, a band created and conducted by Ángel Parra, performed this traditional Spanish song at the Chacabuco concentration camp.

This is one of several Spanish Renaissance songs the group included in its repertory, unlike other songs that originated from Chilean or Latin American folk traditions.

Victims remembered in this testimony:


Published on: 31 December 2014


From the poplars I have come, mother
I have seen how they sway in the breeze
from the poplars of Seville
I have seen my lovely friend
I have seen how they sway in the breeze
I have seen how they sway in the breeze