“El Abandonado”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Keywords: love courting poverty drink gambling abandonment Mexico foreignlanguage
Found in: US(So) Mexico

Description

Spanish: "The Abandoned." First line: "Me abanonastes, jujer, porque soy muy pobre." The singer's girl is leaving him because he is poor. He admits to character faults. He asks "What am I to do if I am the abandoned one?"

References

  1. Sandburg, pp. 295-297, "El Abandonado" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 364-366, "El Abandonado (The Abandoned One") (1 text plus prose translation, 1 tune)
  3. BI, San295