Alberto Morán

He left us on 16th of August in 1997. Today is a day of tribute and remembrance.

His repertory was wide and varied, and one of his most requested songs is “El abrojito”. Let’s watch it together

If you wanna read about him Click here!

The small thistle (1926)
LYRICS by: Jesus Fernandez Blanco
MUSIC by: Luis Bernstein
TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz


Llevo, como abrojito, prendido
dentro del corazón una pena
porque te fuiste, ingrata, del nido
y mi vida tan serena
condenaste así al dolor.
Nunca podré arrancar de mi pecho,
¡nunca! el abrojito punzante.
Y ando, por todo el mal que me has hecho
con el alma agonizante,
sin fe, sin nido, ni amor… 

No sé por qué te alejaste de mí
si yo te adoré con creciente fervor.
No sé por qué me engañabas así,
sin demostrar tu desamor…
Con tu querer, yo era un hombre feliz
y nunca pensé que tu ardiente pasión
era el puñal que me habría de abrir
esta herida de mi corazón.

Quiero que en tu vivir errabundo,
sepas que solo y entristecido
marcho por los senderos del mundo,
con recuerdos que han prendido
como abrojos de cardal…
Pido que alguna vez tropecemos
para saber si al fin has hallado
todo lo que inconsciente has soñado.
¡Y quizá después podamos
volver los dos a empezar!


I have, pinned like a small thistle,
a sadness in my heart
because you left, ungrateful, from the nest and my life, so serene,
you condemned to feel pain.
I can never tear off my chest,
Never! the sharp small thistle.
And I wander, because of all the wrong you’ve done to me with a dying soul,
without faith, without a nest, no love … 

I don’t know why you left me
if I worshiped you with increasing fervor.
I don’t know why you cheated that way,
without showing your indifference …
With your love, I was a happy man
and I never thought that your burning passion was the dagger that would open this wound in my heart.

I want, that in your wandering life,
you know that alone and sad
I trek through the paths of the world
with memories that have taken root
likes thorns of thistles…
I ask that sometime we run into each other to see if you’ve finally found
everything you’ve dreamed unconscious.
And maybe afterwards we can
start the two of us all over again!

Now enjoy this beautiful performance by Sebastian Jiménez y Maria Ines Bogado.

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