letras

Nobody to Wash My Dirty Shirt | Viernes con una Letra

Will 2015 be the year to go to Spain? More on that below, but first a letra: Bulerías (popular verse) Qué dolor de mi mare tengo la camisa sucia no tengo quien me la lave The sorrow of my mother I have a dirty shirt I have nobody to wash it for me You can listen to it here. Stay tuned next week […]

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I Don’t Know What They Told You | Viernes con una Letra

It’s week two of bulerías shared by Zorri. Bulerías No sé lo que te han contao que hasta vuelve la cabeza cuando pasa por mi lao Popular I don’t know what they told you that has you turn your head, when you pass by my side Popular

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A Fountain of Gold – Tangos | Viernes con una Letra

The MGA (Mystery Guest Artist) supplied me with today’s letra. Una letra por tangos and a coletilla. Tangos Arribita arribita hay una fuente de oro donde lavan las mozuelas los pañuelos de los mozos Que no, que yo no tengo dinero que no que no, Cariño es lo que yo quiero Popular Up there there is […]

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Bonita Triana | Viernes con una Letra

~ tangos ~ Triana, Triana Que bonita está Triana Cuando le ponen al puente La banderita gitana Triana, Triana How beautiful Triana is When they hang the gypsy flag On the bridge We’ve talked about how it is common to have different variations to the words of traditional flamenco letras. In this rendition Carmen Linares sings […]

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If you want to Come, Come | Viernes con una Letra

A letra for today Si quieres venirte, vente, si quieres estarte, estáte, nos quedaremos a solas, que tengo que platicarte. Popular If you want to come, come, if you want to be, be, we’ll stay by ourselves, I have to talk to you. Popular I found this here.

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Drinking Poison | Viernes con una Letra

~ Bulerías Populares ~ Bulerías En un cuartito los dos veneno que tú tomaras veneno tomaba yo Popular Both of us in a room If you were to take poison I would take it too Popular You can hear La Paquera singing this letra at 8:25.

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The things that happen in Cádiz | Viernes con una Letra

Here’s an interpretation from Miguel Poveda of the popular Bulerías de Cádiz reflecting upon the current-day situation in Andalucía. Scroll down for an out-0f-control amazing video of a live performance,  ¡que compás y gracia! with José Quevedo, Diego del Morao, El Londro, Luis Cantarote, and my (not real) boyfriend‘s real brother, Carlos Grilo. Bulerías de Cai ¡Qué disparate! […]

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Don’t Tell Me No | viernes con una letra

In continuation from last week, another bulerías. Bulerías No me digas no si tu madre no me quiere tampoco la quiero yo como quieras que te quiera si ya me dices que no Don’t tell me no if your mother doesn’t love me I don’t love her either How do you expect me to love […]

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Love | Viernes con una Letra

It’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s Friday. That’s PERFECT. A coletilla por bulerías Amor amor te necesito amor amor amor me tienes loco y a la calle me has tirado Love, Love I need you Love, Love, Love you’ve made me crazy and you’ve thrown me into the street Okay, so that doesn’t sound like the healthiest of […]

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Sleeping with Bulerías | Viernes con una Letra

~ bulerías ~ Here’s something from Jerez last fall … October 30, 2013 I played bulerías to help me fall asleep during siesta time. Bulerías with lots of palmas and jaleos of course. Who does that? Someone who is in Jerez I guess. Someone who is in Jerez and  just can’t get enough.  It’s a good thing I’m going […]

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