This week, let's look at some more Bulerías de Jerez. Because they're wonderful. And because tomorrow when I'll be releasing the details of the fall trip to Jerez...where we will hear lots and lots and lots of bulerías. Click here if you want to be sure to get the info...
In the meantime, here's a letra for inspiration (or even just enjoyment)
Como crujía la leña
La leña de los leñeros
Porque así van a crujir mis huesos
De tanto como te quiero
How the firewood crackled
The firewood of the lumberjacks
Because this is how my bones will crack
From loving you so much
Below is El Londro singing it and Mercedes dancing to it in London last year. I love hearing how long this "short" letra becomes.
Flamenco is just. so. cool.
By the way, Mercedes, this is who we'll be studying with in Jerez. We'll have live guitarra in class (with Santiago Lara her husband who is in the video up there) and cante. I can't wait. Get the details first by signing up here.
You know it. Translating is a challenge for me. Almost as challenging as it is discovering the actual Spanish words to these songs. If you have a comment or suggestion, please leave it here.