La Pistola Y El Corazón

Words & Music:

David Hidalgo & Louie Perez (Los Lobos)


This is transcribed for two guitars in the June 2007 issue of Acoustic Guitar. (Guitar 2 is a composite arrangement.)  English translation is below each verse & the chorus.


E7  Am  G  C  |  E7  Am  G F  E7  |  Dm  Am  E7  Am  Dm  Am  E7  Am


Am      E7        Am       E7

No sé como decirte.  No sé como explicarte.

Dm                Am          E7         Am       E7         Am

Que aqui no hay remedio de lo que siento yo de lo que siento yo.


[I don't know how to tell you, I don't know how to explain to you

That here there is no remedy for what I feel inside, for what I feel inside.]


La luna me dice una cosa, las estrellas me dicen otra

Y la luz del dia me canta esta triste cancion; esta triste cancion.


[The moon is telling me one thing, while the stars are telling me another.

But the morning light is singing to me this sad, sad song.  This sad, sad song.]



[n.c.]           G                                      C

Los besos que me diste mi amor.  Son los que me estan matando.

       F           G       C                 G           C   C7

Ya las lágrimas me estan secando con mi pistola y mi Corazón.

   F            G       C               G           C

Y aqui siempre paso la vida con la pistola y el Corazón.


[The kisses that you gave me, my love, are the ones that are killing me.

But my tears are now drying with my pistol & my heart.

And here, as wlways, I spend my life with the pistol & the heart.]


No sé como amarte, no sé como abrasarte.

Porque no se me deja este dolor que tengo yo, el dolor que tengo yo.


[I don't know how to love you, I don't even know how to embrace you.

Because what never leaves me is this pain that hurts me so, the pain that hurts me so.]


Esta noche tan oscura con sus sombras tan tranquilos

Y el viento me sige cantando esta humilde canción, este humilde canción.


[This night so dark with its tranquil shadows

And a wind that again sings to me this humble song, this humble song.]




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