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« on: February 18, 2013, 01:15:52 AM »

Please translate or do somefink:

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Oponiendo picas a caballos,
Enfrentando arcabuces a piqueros
Con el alma unida por el mismo clero
Que la sangre corra protegiendo el reino
Aspa de Borgoña flameando al viento
Hijos de Santiago, grandes son los Tercios
Escuadrón de picas, flancos a cubierto
Solo es libre el hombre que no tiene miedo
Lucha por tu hermano, muere por tu reino
Vive por la paz en este gran imperio
Nunca habrá derrotas Si nos hacen presos,
Solo tras de muertos capitularemos
La gola de malla, chaleco de cuero,
Peto y espaldar me guardarán del hierro
Levantad las picas con un canto al cielo
Nunca temeré si va en columna el Tercio

I found a partial translation, the first few lines only:

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Meeting Cavalry with Pikes,
Facing pikes with Arquebusiers
Souls united by a common faith
May blood flow protecting this kingdom
Banner of Burgundy fluttering in the wind
Sons of Santiago, mighty are The Tercios...

The catchy marching song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAMkb6QgyMs

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »

What, no habla?  Argie?  Argie?  Aaaaaargiieeeeee!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 09:37:31 PM »

Using my emergency Spanish, from where you left off:

Lance squad, flanks covered
The only free man is the one who has no fear
Fight for your brother, die for your kingdom
Live for peace in this great empire
You'll never defeat us if you make us prisoners (?)
Only after death will we give up (Capitulate)
The mail collar, the leather vest
Chest & back plate protect me from iron
Lift up your lances with a cry to heaven
Never be afraid when in column with the Tercio. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 10:03:57 PM »

Kewl, thanks.  I'm also puzzling over that one line.  I think it needs to be read in conjunction with the following line:

You'll never defeat us if you make us prisoners; 0nly after death will we give up.

Alternatively:  "You'll never defeat us by making us prisoners,"  Which could be a way of saying, "We won't give up."
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 04:24:40 AM »

That catchy tune again, this time set to a scene from the Battle of Rocroi from the excellent movie Alatriste.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgQDZKP-pmE

"Thank the Duke of Enghien for his kind words, but tell him:  This is a Spanish Tercio."
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 04:08:18 PM »

Kewl, thanks.  I'm also puzzling over that one line.  I think it needs to be read in conjunction with the following line:

You'll never defeat us if you make us prisoners; 0nly after death will we give up.

Alternatively:  "You'll never defeat us by making us prisoners,"  Which could be a way of saying, "We won't give up."

I think you got it right: is a two verse idea.
I'll phrase it more like:

"There will never be defeat if they made us prisoners
As only after dead we'll capitulate"

And the last one I think is better:
"I'll never be afraid when in column with the Tercio"

It keeps changing person and number of verbs all the time.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 09:06:01 PM »

Holy crap!!  Argie AND Mace back in the same 2 week period???

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