19 August 2009

Ana Belén - 'Pequeño vals vienés' (Nochevieja 98')

In Vienna there are ten little girls
a shoulder for death to cry on
and a forest of dried pigeons.
There is a fragment of tomorrow
in a museum of winter frost.
There is a thousand-windowed dance hall.
Ay, ay, ay, ay!
Take this close-mouthed waltz.


1 comment:

Ian Keenan said...

Ana, an actress in such films as Libertarias, performed this the year of Lorca's 100th birthday. Leonard Cohen's orchestration of the poem has become very popular in Spain, and lengendary cantaor Enrique Morente also has a version worth checking out.