Here is another song with many variants that share the same opening line but have unrelated melodies and somewhat different lyrics. All the versions are similar in that a mother is speaking to her heart-broken daughter, begging her not to do anything rash in spite of her despair. Although the lyrics are tragic, the song lends itself to a quick, dance-like tempo.
Susan, vocals; Tina, Renaissance violin; Howard, guitar; Brian, riq, frame drum.
|Hija miya mi kerida, aman, aman,||My daughter dearest, oh, oh,|
|No te eches a la mar,||Don’t throw yourself into the sea,|
|Ke la mar ‘sta en fortuna,||For the sea is tempestuous,|
|Mira ke te va yevar.||She could take you away.|
|Ke me yeve i ke me traiga, aman, aman,||Let her carry and take me away, oh, oh,|
|Siyete funtas de ondor,||To the deepest sea bottom,|
|Ke m’engluta peshe preto,||So that the black fish devours me,|
|Para salvar del amor.||To save me from love.|