“Let No One Know of My Suffering” Style: Varies, but commonly in the style of a Peruvian waltz Composer: Ángel Cabral (Argentina), 1936 Songwriter: Enrique Dizeo (Argentina) Country: Sung by many, originally from Argentina
“Question” Lyrics Style: Pasillo, heartsickness Country: Ecuador Listen at YouTube. Julio Jaramillo would rather be stabbed in the gut than lied to about love. He just wants the truth. I love the lyrics. They are clear and concise but so poetic.
Ya no creo en nada. Hasta dudo de ti. Siento desconfianza. Ya no creo ni en mí.
I no longer believe in anything. I doubt even you. I feel distrust. I no longer believe even in me.
“When You No Longer Love Me”Lyrics Album: Julio Jaramillo, 1966 Style: Pasillo about being in love and seeing the end of the relationship in sight, and being determined to take it well when it does finally end. Since this is a famous old song, there are several renditions from all over Latin America. It is a good song for accent study. Country: Ecuador Listen:YouTube, Amazon
Cuando ya no me quieras, No me finjas cariño, No me tengas piedad, Compasión ni temor.
When you no longer love me, Do not fake me tenderness, Do not have mercy on me, (Nor) compassion nor fear.
“Nuestro Juramento” is a well-known romance song across Latin America and arguably Julio Jaramillo’s most famous song. It is about human mortality and passion. It is two lovers who declare to continue loving each other forever, and to be devastated should the other die. The verb jurar means “to swear, to vow” and a juramento is an oath or a vow.