Sadness (Tristeza)

Author:
Hermanos Núñez
Testimony by:
Germán Larrabe

A very sad song, often performed by parents of young children.


Published on: 05 March 2015


Don’t complain child, if I neglect you
I fight to death for you my treasure,
Don’t complain child if I’m late.
Oh, what a rocky road,
anguish close by and my child far away!
Oh, what a rocky road,
anguish close by, my child far away!

Do not ask me my child why I'm crying,
What shall I do if life demands so much of me
Go to sleep and I will cover you.
Oh, what a rocky road,
anguish close by and my child far away!
Oh, what a rocky road,
anguish close by and my child far away!

Sunday sun, shine with all your might
for I’ll go with my child to gather caresses.
I will dress as a mother, with her smiles.
Oh, what a rocky road,
anguish close by and my child far away!
Oh, what a rocky road,
anguish close by and my child far away!