Little Dark Lass - Morenica

To my mother, Klara daughter of Rashel and Baruch Balio

Name of speaker: 
Klara De Picciotto (of Balio)
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Seamstress
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
68
Year of immigration: 
1949
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Spanish
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Adina Cohen (of De Picciotto)
Year of recording: 
1983

Translation: 

Moshe Giora Elimelech

 They call me "dark one"

 I was born white

The summer sun made me thus

Dark one, you are graceful,

Dark and graceful, with dark eyes

The lyrics and translation are taken from a website of Jewish folk songs: http://www.jewishfolksongs.com/en/morenica

Transcription: 

Morenica 

Morenica a mi me llaman

- yo blanca nací

el sol del enverano

a mi m'hizo ansí

Morenica, grociosica sos

morenica y graciosica

y mavra matiamu

Trancription and traslation:  http://www.jewishfolksongs.com/he/morenica-he