A Song of the Spanish Gypsies, Op. 50, no. 2

"A Song of the Spanish Gypsies" is the second song of Lang's Op. 50. The text is a translation (by Alma Strettell) of a Spanish folksong. The translation was published in Strettell's volume Spanish & Italian Folksongs of 1887.

Date: 1912Composer: Margaret Ruthven LangText: Traditional

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Traditional Spanish Folksong
trans. Alma Strettell

Today, she passed me lying dead.
And when I saw how fair she was,
A cov’ring o’er her face I spread.

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