Garrick

Tamagochy by Rudy Girón

Watching the world-famous mime Tamagochy yanking smiles and laughs from the audience formed around his “maleta de la alegría” (happiness suitcase) I thought of the wonderful song “Garrick” composed and sang by the extraordinaire Guatemalan artist Gaby Moreno. You do remember Gaby Moreno, right? I shared a Gaby Moreno song and video with you in the Nostalgia Triggers post.

Below you will find the lyrics and video for the song Garrick by Gaby Moreno who was inspired in the poem Reir llorando (Garrick) by Juan de Dios Peza.

Can anybody help translating the lyrics for Garrick?

GARRICK

Yo vi la función
Fui testigo de aquella ovación
Eran mil, talvez más
Sin sospechar jamás
Sufrían del spleen
Escapaban de un ocio sin fin
El remedio infalible
Era ver al gran Garrick

Marionetas saltan y las ponen a bailar
Empieza la comedia y todos ríen sin parar
Ja, ja, ja, ja

Al poco tiempo un señor
Ante un médico se presentó
Su mirada oscura y triste decía
Que moría por morir
Siguió una larga interrogación
Y al ver que nada le causaba emoción
El médico exclamó
Tu mal se ha de extinguir
Al ver al gran Garrick

Marionetas saltan y las ponen a bailar
Empieza la comedia y todos ríen sin parar
Ja, ja, ja, ja
El hombre sonrió
Con ojos húmedos:
“Yo no me curo así…
Yo soy Garrick!”

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  • … and I know him too!! Seeing those familiar faces here makes me miss Antigua even more. He was performing the Parque Central when I was there in April and even more so than watching him ( he IS a great mime !!) I loved watching the audience and especially the kids and how much fun they had watching his “show”.  Can’t wait to be back next Spring :o) !!

    • I am glad you had a blast last time you were in Antigua Guatemala.

  • No conocía esta versión en vivo, gracias por compartirla. 

    • Yo soy Garrick 😉

  • Thank you for the link of Gaby Moreno! I found her very talented. Specially watching the live version of “Ave que emigra”, the music and her voice are so powerful, it lifted my spirit instantly. Imagine I don’t even speak Spanish 🙂

    BTW, anyone planning to buy her CDs, should get them from her official site, it is much cheaper than getting from Amazon, plus she will autograph them. (Can’t wait to receive mine!!)

    • I am glad you like Gaby Moreno’s music.