A Song of the Spanish Gypsies, Op. 50, no. 2(1912)
"A Song of the Spanish Gypsies" is the second song of Lang's Op. 50. The text is a translation (by Alma Strettell) of a Spanish folksong. The translation was published in Strettell's volume Spanish & Italian Folksongs of 1887.
Traditional Spanish Folksong
trans. Alma Strettell
Today, she passed me lying dead.
And when I saw how fair she was,
A cov'ring o'er her face I spread.