This is not a good situation, the situation going on in today's letra. And then the way David Lagos sings it, well, you feel the meaning of the words even if you don't know what they mean,

Which happens a lot with flamenco singing.

David sang the following letra at our private show here in Jerez the other night. Naturally, I cried.

I wasn't alone.

Tientos David Lagos

La que tanto querer me ofreció
me falló porque era falsa
desde el primer día que tuvo ocasión

The one who offered me so much love
failed me because she was false
from the first day she had the chance

Whoa.

Qué fuerte.

You can hear the whole song on David's most recent CD, Mi Retoque al Cante Jerezano.

The one who offered me so much love

The photo above shows David singing for Vanesa Rodríguez Reyes, accompanied by Santiago Lara at the show. (He is singing sevillanas, not this tientos, in this picture, but I thought you'd enjoy it.) You can see more pictures from the Flamenco Tour private show here.

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EDIT: I altered the translation of the second line based on a suggestion from a reader, José Solano. Gracias, José!

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