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"Solamente Una Vez" by Los Panchos, English translation of lyrics

"Just One Time"
Style: Bolero, instrumental
Country: USA (New York), Mexico, Puerto Rico


At YouTube here. Los Panchos is a oldie, well-known band. They had a very successful career during the 1940s-1980s.

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Solamente una vez,
Amé la vida.
Solamente una vez
Y nada más.

Just one time,
I loved life.
Just one time
And that’s all. [*lit. And nothing more]

Una vez nada más en mi pecho, [*alt. Una vez nada más en mi huerto]
Brilló la esperanza,
La esperanza que alumbra el camino
De mi soledad.

Just once in my chest, [*alt. line: Just once in my orchard]
Hope shone brightly,
The hope that illuminates the path
Of my loneliness.

Una vez nada más se entrega el alma
Con la dulce y total renunciación.

Just once, my soul I entrust
With sweet and total surrender.

Y, cuando ese milagro realiza
El prodigio de amarse,
Hay campanas de fiesta
Que cantan en el corazón.

And, when that miracle brings about
The wonder of loving each other,
There are festival bells
That ring in one’s heart.


Translation Notes:

una vez nada más
just once that's all
one time nothing more [*lit.]
Tags: classics, los panchos

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