This week's letra comes at the request of a reader. She is learning a soleá to this music and wanted to know the words.
Here is the first letra:
Por qué no te levantas tempranito
que al castillito quiero ir
me han dicho que con el alba
se oye el eco de Joaquín el de la Paula
Why don't you get up early
I want to go to the castle
They told me that at dawn
you hear the echo of Joaquin el de la Paula
The video below talks about Joaquín el de la Paula who is referred to in the letra, his family, and his role in the creation of the soleá de Alcalá. There are no recordings of his cante.