Listen to Rosafresca’s Music
Esta montaña d’enfrente Anon (2:00)
This is a Jewish Sephardic ballad expressing a woman’s yearning for her lover as the sun sets in firey splendour behind the mountains.
- LYRICSThis mountain in front, is on fire and burning.
There I sought my love: I sit down and weep.
Flowering tree that I keep in my garden,
That I grew and nurtured, others now enjoy it.
I would discover secrets, secrets of my life.
I would have the sky for paper, the sea I would have for ink.
The trees for a pen to write of my ills.
No-one knows of my sorrow, neither strangers nor kin.
Las mis penas, madre Pedro de Escobar (3:24)
A rustic song about a woman dreaming of her lover in the shade of an orange tree.
- LYRICSMy pains, mother, are from love.
Go out, my lady, from under the orange tree since you are so beautiful,
Burn yourself in the air; they are from love.
Puse mis amores Anon (3:33)
A young philanderer leaves our heroine feeling cruelly deceived.
- LYRICSI gave my love to young Fernando.
Alas, he was married and deceived me cruelly!
Tell me, boatman, handsome boatman,
In which of these boats has sweet Fernando gone?