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    Default Echame la culpa a mi - Willie Rosario

    Anyone have a go at this?

    Echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos,
    tal vez yo no pude ser el amor aquel,
    o acaso tu para mi no fuiste la inspiracion que yo soñe

    echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos,
    pero el ayer es ayer y el mañana es el mañana,
    dame una esperanza mas donde no tuvimos nada,
    y por distintos caminos tendremos felicidad,
    tu con otro amor, yo con otro amor

    echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos, o que se yo

    oye bien dice que guaguanco la dicha que no tuvimos
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    comprendo que no te di yo felicidad en tu camino
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    que nonononono nonononono nonono no me digas tu sabes
    bien que es la verdad comprendeme
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    ven y ven y ven preguntale a willie rosario que muchas veces
    me vio llorando preguntale
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    me acuerdo de aquella tarde que en ponce nos conocimos
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    quiza, quiza no fuiste tu el amor que yo soñe
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    yo, yo me declaro culpable ante ti, ante dios cosa buena,
    te lo juro yo
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    si decides perdonarme ya sabes donde encontrarme otra vez
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    ayer te dije te quiero y hoy digo que por siempre te querre
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    echame la culpa a mi, echame la culpa a mi, echame la culpa a mi,
    yo se que yo fui el culpable
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

    echame a mi la culpa a mi, echame la culpa a mi por dios
    (echame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos)

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    I have had a go for you.

    I have taken the liberty of correcting some words that were lacking tildes, and have also added in some parts that were missing from the lyrics that you had provided.

    (This was based on me actually listening to the song for myself, to check what the lyrics said).

    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were*
    tal vez yo no pude ser el amor aquel
    Maybe I couldn't be that love
    o acaso tú para mí no fuiste la inspiración que yo soñé
    Or maybe you were not the inspiration for me that I had dreamed of

    Ay, a la la la la
    Oh, a la la la la (gibberish)

    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were
    pero el ayer es ayer y el mañana es el mañana
    but yesterday is yesterday, and tomorrow is tomorrow
    dame una esperanza más donde no tuvimos nada
    Give me a new hope where we had nothing
    y por distintos caminos tendremos felicidad
    And by going our separate ways / different paths, we will have happiness
    tú con otro amor, yo con otro amor
    You with another love, and I with another love

    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos, o qué sé yo
    [You can] blame me for what we were, or whatever**
    oye bien
    Hear me well / mark my words
    dice que guaguanco la dicha que no tuvimos
    guaguanco*** the happiness that we never had / that we didn't have
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were
    comprendo que no te di yo felicidad en tu camino
    I understand that I didn't give you happiness in your path / in your journey
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    que nonononono nonononono nonono no me digas ná
    No no no no no, don't say anything to me (don't try to deny it)
    tú sabes bien que es la verdad, compréndeme
    you know full well that it's the truth, [please] understand me

    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    ven y ven y ven pregúntale a Willie Rosario que muchas veces me vio llorando, pregúntale
    Come on, come here and ask Willie Rosario, who saw me crying on many occasions. Just ask him
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    me acuerdo de aquella tarde que en Ponce nos conocimos
    I remember that afternoon in Ponce (a Puerto Rican city) when we met
    échame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    quizá, quizá no fuiste tú el amor que yo soñé
    Perhaps, perhaps you were not the love that I dreamed of
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    (at this point, during a break in the singing, the singer says a few somewhat indistinguishable things. I think he says “salao” (“unlucky”) and “ataca” (“go for it” – presumably an instruction to the musicians to play with attitude)

    yo, yo me declaro culpable ante ti, ante Dios cosa buena
    I, I declare myself guilty before you, before God
    te lo juro yo
    I swear (it) to you
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    si decides perdonarme ya sabes dónde encontrarme otra vez
    If you decide to forgive me, you know where to find me again
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    ayer te dije te quiero y hoy digo que por siempre te querré
    Yesterday I said I love you, and today I am saying that I will love you for always
    échame la culpa a mi de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    échame la culpa a mí, échame la culpa a mí, échame la culpa a mí
    [You can] blame me for what we were, (you can) blame me for what we were, (you can) blame me for what we were
    yo sé que yo fui el culpable
    I know that I was the one to blame
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were

    échame a mí la culpa, échame la culpa a mí por Dios
    [You can] blame me for what we were, (you can) blame me for what we were, for God's sake
    échame la culpa a mí de lo que fuimos
    [You can] blame me for what we were


    *Note: based on the context of the lyrics, the statement “you can blame me for what we were” seems to be implying “you can blame me for the fact that our relationship together didn't work / was not a good relationship / ended badly”

    **Note: "whatever" is an equivalent translation for "qué sé yo." What it literally means is "what do I know?"

    ***Note: I am not sure exactly what the “guaguanco” part is doing there in this context. The grammatical structure of the sentence “dice que guaguanco la dicha que no tuvimos” does not make sense to me.
    Last edited by just; 08-13-2016 at 03:05 PM.

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    great translation. thanks a lot, I have another song up for grabs if you get bored!!

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    You are welcome. I am a fellow fan of salsa music, so I am happy to help you out!

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