Two Basque Christmas songs: “Ator, ator”/ “Oi Betlehem”


Ator, ator

Ator ator, mutil etxera
Gaztaina zimelak jatera
Gabon-gaba ospatuteko
Aitaren ta amaren onduen;
Ikusiko dot aita barreka
Ama be poz atzegiñez.
Eragijok
mutil!
Aurreko
danbolin, ori
Gastañak erre artian (bis)
Txipli, txapla, pun
Gabon gaba pozik
Igaro daigun.

Come, come

Come, come home boy/ to eat mature chestnut/for celebrate Christmas Eve,/ next to dad and mom./ You’ll see dad laughing/ and mom full of joyce./ Boy, shake that chestnuts roasting drum/ till chestnuts be roasted/ chipli chapla pum/ for we’ll be happy/ at Christmas Eve.

Traditional

Traducción al castellano: https://albokari2.wordpress.com/2006/12/23/ator-ator/


Oi Betlehem

¡Oi Betlehem!
Ala egun zure garaia,
¡Oi Betlehem!
Ongi baitu diztiratzen,
Zugandik heldu den argia
Betetezen ditu bazter guziak.
¡Oi Betlehem! ¡Oi Betlehem!
Artzainekin heldu naiz
Zugana legiaz artzainekin,
Ez bezela nahi izenik
Adoratzen zaitut Mesias
Eta maite biotz guziaz
Artzainekin, artzainekin.

Oh Bethlehem

Oh Bethlehem!/ Oh you, high day!/ Oh Bethelehem!/ How well is flashing/ the light that has come from you./ It fills the whole Earth,/ it fills all the nooks./ Oh Bethlehem! Oh Bethlehem!/ I’ve come with the shepherds/ to you, with the shepherds,/ not as wishing a name./ I adore you, Messiah,/ and I love you with all my heart/ With the shepherds, with the shepherds.

Traditional

Traducción al castellano: https://albokari2.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/oi-bethlehem/

2 responses to this post.

  1. ¿Y de quién era la canción?

  2. Son villancicos tradicionales: los saqué de la Magna Antología del folklore español.

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