La serena
(The mermaid)

Sephardic

Si la mar era de leche
Los barquitos de canela
Yo me mancharia entera
Por salvar la mi bandera

Si la mar era de leche
Yo me haria un pexcador
Pexcaria las mis dolores
Con palavricas de amor

Si la mar era de leche,
Yo me aria vendedor.
Caminando y pregundando
D'onde s'empesa l'amor.

En la mar hay una torre
En la torre una ventana
En la ventana hay una hija
Que a los marineros ama.

Dame tu mano palomba
Para suvir a tu nido
Maldicha que durmes sola
vengo a durmir contigo

No me mates con cuchillo
Ni menos con revolver
Matame con tu amores
En tus brasos murere.
If the sea were made of milk
and the boats of cinnamon
I would dive in
to save your ship

If the sea were made of milk
I'd be a fisherman
I'd fish for my pain
with words of love.

If the sea were made of milk,
I'd be a merchant.
I would travel and ask
where does love start.

In the sea there is a tower
In the tower is a window
In the window there is a girl
the loves the sailors.

Give me your hand, my dove
to come up to your nest,
Unlucky are those that sleep alone
I'll sleep with you.

You do not kill me with a knife
nor with a pistol
Kill me with your love,
I'll die in your arms.