Monday, August 6, 2012


Esta bente yo' fumaisen / hågo muna' bentiuno;
ya entre todos i pumalo / ti hu sodda' parehu-mo.

Twenty have already asked me / you make it twenty-one;
and among all the others / I haven't found your equal.

Anyone remember when we had 21 senators?  Maybe this song was about 21 incumbents asking a lady for her vote.

In reality, of course, it's about a girl being courted and she lets her favorite know who he is.

Then, again, maybe 20 other men never did court her and she was just making it seem that way to let the man of her dreams know that she was worth more than he may have thought.  Ah, the ways of love.

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