Today's letra(s) comes from Cuatro Soneto de Amor by Rafael de León. This is the second part, which you can see Mayte Martín sing live (Ten Cuidao) in the video below.

Me avisaron a tiempo: ten cuidado,
mira que miente más que parpadea,
que no le va a tu modo su ralea,
que es de lo peorcito del mercado.

Que son muchas las bocas que ha besado
y a lo mejor te arrastra en su marea
y después no te arriendo la tarea
de borrar el presente y el pasado.

Pero yo me perdí por tus jardines
dejando que ladraran los mastines,
y ya bajo la zarpa de tus besos

Me colgué de tu boca con locura
sin miedo de morir en la aventura,
y me caló tu amor hasta los huesos.

They warned me in time: be careful,
look, he lies more than he blinks,
his type is not like yours,
he's among the worst there are

Many are the mouths he's kissed,
and he may drag you away with his tide
so that later on you will not be tasked

with erasing the present and the past. 

But I became lost in your gardens
allowing the mastiffs to bark on, 
and now under the claw of your kisses

Crazily, I clung to your mouth
unafraid to die in the adventure, 
soaked to the bones with your love.

You can hear (and watch) Marifé de Triana sing it as a copla here and Rocío Jurado here.

You can read the full poem here.

This was a struggle to translate. Let me know in the comments if you have translation comments.

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 from  Cuatro Soneto de Amor  by Rafael de León

from Cuatro Soneto de Amor by Rafael de León

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