Mi querida España
"Mi querida España" ("My Dearest Spain" or "My Lovely Spain") is a song. It was written and sung by the Spanish songwriter Cecilia in 1975. It was included on her album Un ramito de violetas (A bouquet of violets). This song was considered a protest song in the last years of Francisco Franco's dictatorship because of its lyrics.
Description[change | change source]
Spanish Esta España viva, esta España muerta
English This living Spain, this dead Spain
this was changed by the censors to this version:
Spanish Esta España mía, esta España nuestra
English This Spain of mine, this Spain of ours
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In 1996 (twenty years after Cecilia's death) it was published in a tribute album titled: Desde que tú te has ido (Since you are gone). Several artists sang her singles in memory of Cecilia. Miguel Bosé recorded this song.[source?]
References[change | change source]
- Cecilia: la vieja muñeca de una poeta 13 October 2012 (Spanish)
- "Cecilia" (in Spanish). Julián Molero, Lafonoteca. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "'Equilibrista', la primera biografía sobre la cantante Cecilia" (in Spanish). 20minutos. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "Cecilia derriba 35 años después la censura de la "España muerta"" (in Spanish). Jesús Miguel Marcos, Diario Público. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "Ficha de Catálogo" (in Spanish). Biblioteca Nacional de España. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "'Perdiendo el Norte' más de millón y medio en la taquilla española" (in Spanish). Europa Press. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.