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    Default El Condor Pasa..

    Could You, please, translate this song in English...?I know English version and Italian version translated in English--two different translations and I feel that they are far away from the original...Peruvian...?
    Thank You very much in advance for Your time and efforts..yours mb58

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    Hi! Well, I did a little research and there are definitely several versions of it. According to this, the original song is part of a Peruvian zarzuela written by Daniel Alomía Robles in 1913. And also according to wiki -and a couple of Peruvian websites I found- the song is based on a traditional love song written in Quechua:

    Quechua:

    Yaw kuntur llaqtay urqupi tiyaq
    maymantam qawamuwachkanki,
    kuntur, kuntur
    apallaway llaqtanchikman, wasinchikman
    chay chiri urqupi, kutiytam munani,
    kuntur, kuntur.

    Qusqu llaqtapim plazachallanpim
    suyaykamullaway,
    Machu Piqchupi Wayna Piqchupi
    purikunanchikpaq.



    Spanish:

    Oh majestuoso Cóndor de los Andes,
    llévame, a mi hogar, en los Andes,
    Oh Cóndor.
    Quiero volver a mi tierra querida y vivir
    con mis hermanos Incas, que es lo que más añoro
    oh Cóndor.

    En el Cusco, en la plaza principal,
    espérame
    para que a Machu Picchu y Huayna Picchu
    vayamos a pasear.



    English translation based on the Spanish:

    Oh majestuoso Cóndor de los Andes,
    Oh majestic condor of the Andes
    llévame, a mi hogar, en los Andes,
    take me home, in the Andes,
    Oh Cóndor.
    oh condor,
    Quiero volver a mi tierra querida y vivir
    I want to go back to my beloved land and live
    con mis hermanos Incas, que es lo que más añoro
    with my Inca brothers, this is what I yearn for most
    oh Cóndor.
    oh condor

    En el Cusco, en la plaza principal,
    In Cusco, at the main square
    espérame
    wait for me
    para que a Machu Picchu y Huayna Picchu
    vayamos a pasear.
    so that we can go for a stroll
    in Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu



    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_c%C3%B3ndor_pasa

    http://www.acuarela.se/ElCondorPasa.htm

    http://elcondorpasaperu.blogspot.com/


    PS. I'm not Peruvian, so I can't guarantee what I found is completely right... hopefully some Peruvian member can confirm (or correct) it
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    Thank You, Citlalli...Thank You...
    All the best...mb58

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    You're welcome All the best for you too!
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