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el sabroso oficio / del dulce mirar GóngoraWie schwer es ist, die Schönheit zu begreifen! Günter Eich

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2016

Sarah Vaughan - Isn't It a Pity




Por el aniversario de George Gershwin. Sarah Vaughan y una de las canciones del cancionero de los hermanos Gershwin, no nos olvidemos de las letras de Ira Gershwin.


ISN'T A PITY

Why did I wander, here and there and yonder,
Wasting precious time for no reason or rhyme?
Isn't it a pity! Isn't it a crime!
My journey is ended, everything is splendid;
Meeting you today has given me a wonderful idea -
Here I stay!

It's a funny thing;
I look at you, I get a thrill I never knew,
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

Here we are at last,
It's like a dream, the two of us, a perfect team,
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted,
You with the neighbours, I at silly labours!
What joys untasted,
You readin Heine, me somewhere in China!

Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me,
And it's such a pity we never, never met before!

Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted,
Fishing for salmon, losing at backgammon!
What joys untasted,
My nights were sour, spent with Schopenhauer!

Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me,
And it's such a pity we never, never met before!