Joan Baez singing in the Catalan language.
This is a traditional Catalan folk song known as Rossinyol que vas a França (”You, nightingale flying to France”) or El rossinyol (”The nightingale”).
The singer, a girl who has been forced to marry without love, asks a nightingale going to France to greet her mother.
This song is still commonly sung nowadays, but most people don’t know its origin. Scholars believe it has its origins in the year 1659, when the Treaty of the Pyrinees signed by France and Spain gave the Rosselló region (Northern Catalonia) to France. The nightingale is free to cross the border and its singing brings together the families that were separated.