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Por Favor Puedes Ayudarme Con Estas Letras. Muchas Gracias. Need Help with Strange Lyrics, P & T. Options
Hope2
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 8:58:22 AM

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I am moving this thread from Spanish Vocabulary to the correct Subforum of Spanish/English.
Leon, where are you?
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Por Favor Puedes Ayudarme Con Este Poema Lirico. Muchas Gracias.

I must be missing something in the translation of these lyrics.

Is the basic idea that he/she is selling their own black eyes because the eyes never see their loved one?

Negro can mean loved one as well as black?
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Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros - Lyrics

Yo vendo unos ojos negros
quien me los quiere comprar,
los vendo por hechiceros (o traicionero - treacherous)

porque me han pagado mal.
Yo vendo unos ojos negros
quien me los quiere comprar,
los vendo por hechiceros
porque me han pagado mal.

Mas te quisiera, mas te amo yo
y todas las noches las paso
suspirando por tu amor.
yo... mas te quisiera, mas te amo yo
y todas las noches las paso
suspirando por tu amor.

Cada vez que tengo penas
voy a la orilla del mar
a preguntarle a las olas
si han visto a mi amor pasar.
Cada vez que tengo penas
voy a la orilla del mar
a preguntarle a las olas
si han visto a mi amor pasar.

Mas te quisiera, mas te amo yo
y todas las noches las paso
suspirando por tu amor.
yo... mas te quisiera, mas te amo yo
y todas las noches las paso
suspirando por tu amor
y todas las noches las paso
suspirando por tu amor.

Read more: Nat King Cole - Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros Lyrics | MetroLyrics

jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:48:57 PM

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I sell some black eyes Yo vendo unos ojos negros
Who would like to buy them? Quien me los quiere comprar?
I´m selling them for they are wizards. Los vendo por hechiceros
For they have paid me poorly. Porque me han pagado mal.

The more I loved you, the more I love you now Mas te quisiera, mas te amo yo
That I spend every single night Y todas las noches las paso
Sighing for your love. Suspirando por tu amor.

Whenever I´m in sorrow Cada vez que tengo penas
I go to the seashore Voy a la orilla del mar
To ask the weaves A preguntarle a las olas
If they´ve seen my loved one passing by. Si han visto a mi amor pasar.

Hi H2 : These are the verses you posted. The song lyrics are longer.
He/she sells her/his black eyes - not his/hers - because, being enchantresses, they have mistreated him. (!?)
Later he/she would call them tracherous, but not now.
No, negro means black, just black and no more.

Some people find black eyes beautiful. (Chaqun a son gout).

I hope I have been able to help you with this. Cheers! - JC








jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:03:06 PM

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Edit: Sorry, the translation popped up seamlessly. It was not intended so.
Maybe some other friendly expert will do a better job.
Hope2
Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:09:09 PM

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Thanks, JC.

The title comes up on the screen in the car when the song is playing and I could never figure out why someone was selling black eyes.

Black eyes are very beautiful, especially if you mean the irises and not bruised eyes. Whistle

So I googled the lyrics and figured out the sentiment but just not whose eyes he was selling. I assume he is a male from other words used.

So you are saying he is not selling his own eyes because he can't see her because she left him, but selling her traitorous eyes - i.e. He is going to forget about her so the eyes just stand for her in general? (Like 'White House' means president - what ever the proper term is for that escapes my memory right now.)

Do I have it now?

Edit - no, my idea above is the wrong idea. I just read Desiree' explanation in the Spanish Vocab section. She says there are a couple of incorrect words in the lyrics I posted of the Spanish version. Now if I understand her explanation in Spanish, it is the girl with the beautiful black eyes who is selling her own eyes because they did not do their job of attracting the one she loves. This makes sense now.
Hope2
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:42:26 AM
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excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:59:20 PM

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The seventies were not a good time for many things, abogado, particularly eye makeup.
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I sell black eyes
who wants to buy me,
I sell on wizards

for they have rewarded me evil.
I sell black eyes
who wants to buy me,
I sell on wizards
for they have rewarded me evil.

But I wanted you, I love you more I
and every night the step
pining for your love.
I ... I wanted more, but I love you I
and every night the step
pining for your love.

Every time I have penalties
I go to the seaside
to ask the waves
if you have seen my love pass.
Every time I have penalties
I go to the seaside
to ask the waves
if you have seen my love pass.

But I wanted you, I love you more I
and every night the step
pining for your love.
I ... I wanted more, but I love you I
and every night the step
pining for your love
and every night the step
pining for your love.






juaneros
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 4:17:24 PM

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Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros - I sell some black eyes

Yo vendo unos ojos negros - I sell some black eyes
quien me los quiere comprar, - who wants to buy them from me
los vendo por hechiceros (o traicionero - treacherous) - I sell them for bewitching (captivating)

porque me han pagado mal. - because they did me wrong
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Mas te quisiera, mas te amo yo - I would love you more, I do love you more (this is a weird sentence, hehe)
y todas las noches las paso - and every night I spend
suspirando por tu amor. - sighing for your love
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Cada vez que tengo penas - every time I feel sorrow
voy a la orilla del mar- I go the rim of the sea (seashore)
a preguntarle a las olas - to ask the waves
si han visto a mi amor pasar. - if they have seen my love passing by
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Nice song :)
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