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Eleonor

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Nice. :)

Which song is this? I understood "mochilla", "peregrino" and "camino", so now I'm wondering about the rest of the lyrics...
 

Garate77

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It's a famous spanish poem written by Antonio Machado, singed by Juan Manuel Serrat. It will be quite hard to translate, here you have the poem:

Cantares...

Todo pasa y todo queda,
pero lo nuestro es pasar,
pasar haciendo caminos,
caminos sobre el mar.

Nunca persequí la gloria,
ni dejar en la memoria
de los hombres mi canción;
yo amo los mundos sutiles,
ingrávidos y gentiles,
como pompas de jabón.

Me gusta verlos pintarse
de sol y grana, volar
bajo el cielo azul, temblar
súbitamente y quebrarse...

Nunca perseguí la gloria.

Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino y nada más;
caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.

Al andar se hace camino
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.

Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar...

Hace algún tiempo en ese lugar
donde hoy los bosques se visten de espinos
se oyó la voz de un poeta gritar
"Caminante no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar..."

Golpe a golpe, verso a verso...

Murió el poeta lejos del hogar.
Le cubre el polvo de un país vecino.
Al alejarse le vieron llorar.
"Caminante no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar..."

Golpe a golpe, verso a verso...

Cuando el jilguero no puede cantar.
Cuando el poeta es un peregrino,
cuando de nada nos sirve rezar.
"Caminante no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar..."

Golpe a golpe, verso a verso.
 

steve

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SJPP to Santiago in 2007; le Puy - Cahors 2110; Cahors to Santiago, start May 8, 2013
THE FAMOUS POEM AND SONG

That poem and song was what introduced me to El Camino. I heard Juan Manuel Serrat sing Cantares at a concert in 1993 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Next I obtained a book of poems by Antonio Machado. A few years later, a woman from Galicia showed me pictures of Santiago and El Camino. Finally, this year, as I did the 800 kilometers, so many times I recalled the phrases of Cantares.
 
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