Jalousie (Tango Tzigane)

Sung by Kathryn Grayson, American soprano

Sung by Placido Domingo, Spanish tenor

Uncredited String Quartet with Piano/Keyboard Accompaniment

Solo violin rendition by Caroline Adomeit, German violinist

Jalousie – Tango Tzigane (Jealousy – Gypsy Tango / 妒忌 – 吉普賽探戈)
Music by Jacob Gade, Danish composer (No kidding!)

¡Ay de mí! los celos que yo sentí,
amargos cellos, por todos sus desdenes.
¡Ay de mí! los celos que yo sentí,
igual espina que tu clavaste en mí.

Sufrí pensé que otros labios besarás.
¿Por qué por qué tantos celos tu me das?
Al recordar, que te besé
tus labios, por ti lloraré.

[ Chorus:
Recuerdos de un día feliz
que fue claro sol para mí,
tu amor me jurabas sin vacilar,
mi amor sin recelos yo te ofrecía.

Después tu querer terminó,
desdenes y agravios sufrí
y si con rencor una vez te mire
fue porque tengo celos de ti.]

[ Chorus ]

[ Chorus ]

Translated into English

Woe to me! The jealousy that I feel,
bitter jealousy for all their disdain.
Woe to me! The jealousy that I feel
is a thorn that you drove into me.

I suffer thinking of the other lips you will kiss.
Why, why do you make me so jealous?
Recalling myself kissing
your lips for you I weep.

Memories of a happy day
the sun shone bright for me.
Your love you swore to me without vacillation,
My love without reservations I offered you.

Later your love for me ended,
disdain and indignation I suffered.
And if with rancor I looked at you,
it was because I was jealous of you.


苦毒的嫉妒, 一切他們對我的不屑。




Jalousie – Tango Tzigane Phrasing

[ Instrumental prelude: ]

Ay de mí / los ce-los que yo sen-tí /
a-mar-gos cel-los / por to-dos sus des-de-nes /
[ ]
Ay de mí / los ce-los que yo sen-tí /
i-gual es-pi-na / que tu cla-vaste en mí /
[ ]
Su-frí pen-sé que o-tros la-bios / be-sa-rás /
Por qué por qué tan-tos ce-los / tu me das /
Al re-cor-dar / [ Al re-cor-dar ] que te be-sé /
tus la-bios / por ti llo-raré /
[ ]
[ Chorus:
Re-cuer-dos de un dí-a / fe-liz /
que fue cla-ro sol / pa-ra mí /
tu a-mor me ju-ra-bas sin va-ci-lar /
mi a-mor sin re-ce-los yo te o-fre-cí-a /

Des-pués / tu que-rer / ter-mi-nó /
des-de-nes y a-gra-vios / su-frí /
y si con ren-cor / u-na vez / te mi-re /
fue por-que / ten-go ce-los de ti / ]
[ ]
[ Chorus ]
[ Chorus ]
[ ]

Jalousie (Gelosia) Tango Zigano score:

Celos (Jalousie) Tango Gitano score:




2 responses to “Jalousie (Tango Tzigane)

    • Isn’t it?

      It’s amazing. This was the only song Jacob Gade wrote that survived.

      But “survive” is not the word! This 1925 song soars, even today, nearly a century later.

      Music composition is truly amazing. Write a single three or four minute song, the right song, and it can live in peoples’ hearts forever.

      I’m an amateur music lover who admires the hell out of professional composers. To me they are magicians who create something utterly fantastical out of thin air.

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