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Guantanamera Lyrics (Spanish and English)

Are you trying to find Spanish lyrics to Guantanamera? Below, we’ll share these below in both Spanish and English.

Here are a few quick facts about the song.

  • Q: Where does the song originate from?
    • A: Guantanamera – meaning “girl from Guantanamo” – is a Cuban song, which has been successfully performed by numerous singers over the years.
  • Q: To whom is Guantanamera attributed to?
    • A: The music is attributed to Jose Fernandez Di­az.
  • Q: Is this song based on any previous poems?
    • A: The official lyrics are based on the first poem of Versos Sencillos – “Simple Verses” – written by Cuban poet Jose Marti and adapted by Julian Orbon.

Without further ado, here are the lyrics to the ever-popular Guantanamera…

Guantanamera Lyrics (Spanish)

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crece la palma
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmi­n encendido
Mi verso es un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

Cultivo una rosa blanca
En julio como en enero
Para el amigo sincero
Que me da su mano franca
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
El arroyo de la sierra
Me complace mas que el mar
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

Guantanamera Lyrics (Translated in English)

I am a truthful man
From where the palm tree grows
And before dying I want
To let out the verses of my soul

My verse is light green
And it is flaming red
My verse is a wounded stag
Who seeks refuge on the mountain

I grow a white rose
In July just as in January
For the honest friend
Who gives me his open hand

With the poor people of the earth
I want to cast my lot
The brook of the mountains
Gives me more pleasure than the sea

Discover more Spanish lyrics and music from the links leading off from our main Spanish music page, here.

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