Dafydd, frequent contributor and poster on the Forum posted this video in the Forum. It is a video of scenes from the Basque Country to the song Txoria Txori as sung by Joan Baez.
The lyrics, as reported on many sites, are:
Hegoak ebaki banizkio
Neria izango zen
Ez zuen aldegingo
Ez zen gehiago txoria izango
Eta nik…txoria nuen maite
The bird which is a bird
If i had cut the wings to her
She would have been mine
She would not be flees
She would not have been anymore a bird
And me…it’s the bird which i loved
7 thoughts on “Txoria Txori by Joan Baez”
I prefer a less literal translation…..less clunky perhaps…
If I had cut its wings
It would have been mine
It would not have flown away
But, it would have been a bird no longer
And it was the bird that I loved
That is — more or less — the one found in “Colloquial Basque”
I’m another Dafydd who is studying Basque. That it all.
kaixo or should i say “bore da”
En las imágenes que aparecen, me ha parecido ver 2 panoramas de la cadena de los Alanos en Huesca. Euskalherría es más que montes y prados, Hecho de menos el mar, la Rioja alavesa ylas Bardenas
Aupa Mikel Laboa
Lyrics seem nice however it seems the video is not available.
I thought this song was called “Hegoak”? We played it at my grandmother’s funeral.