I asked Emilio, who is coming here very very very soon, to give me a favorite letra. He couldn't decide. "Fandangos," he said, any and all. (I LOVED the fandangos he taught us last year.) So, I want you to see this video. Arcángel, cantando por fandangos. I saw him perform them live, and oh my goodness, it was beyond incredible. Me ponían los pelos de punta... He is from Huelva, go figure.
Vente al Alosno niña
te dare el aguardientilla
entre mis manos
soy del Alosno
y mi fandango más quiero.
Come to Alosno, Girl
I will give you the aguardiente
from my hands
I am from Alosno
I am alosnero
and I love my fandango the most.
You've heard me say it before, translating is a challenge. Let me know if you have any thoughts.
Me ponían los pelos de punta - gave me goosebumps