I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail. Yes I would. If I could, I surely would. I'd rather be a hammer than a nail. Yes I would. If I could, I surely would. CHORUS Away, I'd rather sail away Like a swan that's here and gone A man grows older every day [ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/g/gemini-lyrics/el-condor-pasa-lyrics.html ] It gives the world Its saddest sound, Its saddest sound. I'd rather be a forest than a street. Yes I would. If I could, I surely would. I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet, Yes I would. If I could, I surely would. CHORUS
El Cóndor Pasa (“The condor goes by”, or “flies past”) is a song from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean folk tunes.
It is possibly the best-known Peruvian song worldwide due to a cover version by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970 on their Bridge Over Troubled Water album. This cover version is called “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)”.