letras

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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Rosemary | Viernes con una Letra

  ~ un estribillo ~ I find it nearly impossible to walk by a rosemary bush without touching it. I love the smell it leaves on my fingers. An estribillo Romero traigo romero que pá cuando vengas conmigo que tú te lo ponga en tu pelo Popular Rosemary, I bring rosemary so that when you […]

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From Oscar | Viernes con una Letra

~ Bulerías ~ Below is something Oscar has been working on with his students. First a letra por soleá … … and then a coletilla por bulerías. Both interpretations from Diego Camancho, “El Boquerón“ of popular verses. Soleá Ay que si esta flamenca supiera lo que la camelo yo ay lo que la camelaba yo lo […]

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Come Here and Have a Seat | Viernes con una Letra

Faly sang this tonight por tientos. Ven acá y siéntate aquí tú en una piedra y yo en otra nos contaremos las penas que son largas y no son pocas. Come here, and have a seat you on one rock, me on another we’ll tell each other our sorrows that are long and many. Faly […]

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It wouldn’t hurt as much

~ Martinete ~

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They’re coming down the staircase

~ Tangos del Titi ~ Read the translation (and see a really cool video) here.

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