Tonto el que no entienda
Cuenta una leyenda
Que una hembra gitana
Conjuró a la luna hasta el amanecer
Llorando pedía
Al llegar el día
Desposar un calé

"Tendrás a tu hombre, piel morena"
Desde el cielo habló la luna llena
"Pero a cambio quiero
El hijo primero
Que le engendres a él
Que quien su hijo inmola
Para no estar sola
Poco le iba a querer"

Luna quieres ser madre
Y no encuentras querer
Que te haga mujer
Dime, luna de plata
¿Qué pretendes hacer con un niño de piel?
Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah
Hijo de la luna

De padre canela nació un niño
Blanco como el lomo de un armiño
Con los ojos grises en vez de aceituna
Niño albino de luna
"Maldita su estampa, este hijo es de un payo
Y yo no me lo cayo"

Luna quieres ser madre
Y no encuentras querer que te haga mujer
Dime, luna de plata
¿Qué pretendes hacer con un niño de piel?
Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah
Hijo de la luna

Gitano al creerse deshonrado
Se fue a su mujer, cuchillo en mano
"¿De quién es el hijo? Me has engañao' fijo"
Y de muerte la hirió
Luego se hizo al monte con el niño en brazos
Y allí le abandonó

Luna quieres ser madre
Y no encuentras querer que te haga mujer
Dime, luna de plata
¿Qué pretendes hacer con un niño de piel?
Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah
Hijo de la luna

Y las noches que haya luna llena
Será porque el niño esté de buenas
Y si el niño llora
Menguará la luna para hacerle una cuna
Y si el niño llora
Menguará la luna para hacerle una cuna


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Hijo de la Luna Lyrics as written by Jose Maria Cano Andres

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    My favorite Mecano song of all time! The story of a gypsy woman who makes a Faustian deal with the moon to get the man she loves in exchange for her first born. The moon delivers her part of the deal, but in a cruel twist, the gypsy's lover kills her out of jealousy after seeing the first born does not look gypsy at all. He abandons the newborn in the woods, and the moon ends up taking care of the baby. Most Mecano songs are like short stories, but this one is one of the best.

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