~ Madroños, or as we like to call them, dingleballs ~
Those are some madroños from the Mercat Central here in Valencia.
I remember going there in 1998, the first time I came to Spain. It was February, and there were no madroños.
Anyway, the fruit lady told us to eat them as-is. No washing. No doing anything to them.
We followed her instructions.
La que quiera madroños vaya a la sierra
olé Morena vaya a la sierra
porque se están secando sus madroñeras
olé morena sus madroñeras
She who wants madrones should go to the mountains
Ole, Dark one go to the mountains
because they are drying their fruit
Ole, Dark one their fruit
EDIT: You can listen to the letra here at 1:50.
This letra feels kind of complicated
Because what does it refer to? I think it refers both to the dingle balls, the tassels, and the fruit.
I'm not sure.
Tell me what you think. You can leave a comment here.