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Queen Fabiola's Funeral

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It's an Andalusian religious folk song since Queen Fabiola was of Spanish nobility by birth.

Blanca Escrivá de Romaní, marquesa de Ahumada (the lady in black who was singing), is Queen Fabiola's niece who fulfilled her aunt's wish to have Spanish immigrants to Belgium sing the Salve Rociera at her funeral. 

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/salve-rociera-hail-roc%C3%ADo.html

Spanish

Salve rociera

Dios te salve María

del Rocío señora,

Luna, Sol, Norte y Guía

y pastora celestial.

 

Dios te salve María

todo el pueblo te adora

y repite a porfía:

como tú no hay otra igual.

 

Olé, olé, olé...

al Rocío yo quiero volver

a cantarle a la Virgen con fe

con un

olé, olé, olé...

 

Dios te salve María

manantial de dulzura,

a tus pies noche y día

te venimos a rezar.

 

Dios te salve María

un rosal de hermosura

eres tú madre mía

de pureza sin igual.

 

Olé, olé, olé...

al Rocío yo quiero volver

a cantarle a la Virgen con fe

con un

olé, olé, olé...

 

Olé, olé, olé...

al Rocío yo quiero volver

a cantarle a la Virgen con fe

con un

olé, olé, olé...

 

English translation

Hail From The Rocío

Hail Mary,

lady from el Rocío,

Moon, Sun, North and Guide

and celestial pastor.

 

Hail Mary,

all the people adore you,

and repeat incessantly,

like you there isn't any other.

 

Olé, olé, olé...

To el Rocío I want to go back,

to sing to the Virgin with faith

with one

olé, olé, olé...

 

Hail Mary,

spring of sweetness,

at your feet night and day,

we come to pray to you.

 

Hail Mary

a rosebush of beauty

you are my mother

of virginal purity.

 

Olé, olé, olé...

To el Rocío I want to go back,

to sing to the Virgin with faith

with one

olé, olé, olé...

 

Olé, olé, olé...

To el Rocío I want to go back,

to sing to the Virgin with faith

with one

olé, olé, olé...

To understand properly this song you must know that "el Rocío" is a small carved wooden statue of the Virgin and Child, of which the only carved parts are the face, hands, and the Christ child, which is venerated at the Hermitage of El Rocío (Almonte, Province of Huelva, Spain). The song represents the traditional tribute and worship for the Virgin Mary of el Rocío.

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catholicinsd

Thanks for the information. I knew Her Majesty was Spanish, so I assumed this was something in homage to that. 

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