Friday, November 18, 2011

"I'd rather be a forest than a street..." Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (1970)

El Cóndor Pasa (The Condor Goes/Flies by) is a song from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean folk tunes.
It is possibly the best-known Peruvian song worldwide due to a cover version by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970 on their Bridge Over Troubled Water album.


I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail.
Yes I would,
If I could,
I surely would.

CHORUS
Away, I'd rather sail away
Like a swan that's here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world
Its saddest sound,
Its saddest sound.


I'd rather be a hammer than a nail.
Yes I would,
If I only could,
I surely would.

CHORUS

I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would.
If I could,
I surely would.

CHORUS

I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet,
Yes I would.
If I only could,
I surely would.

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