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Los Ejes De Mi Carreta | The Weekly Letra

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Los Ejes De Mi Carreta | The Weekly Letra

One Saturday during the last Flamenco Tour to Jerez, after finishing class with Mercedes Ruíz, we showered and headed over to El Porrón for a lunchtime fiesta. José Luís had gotten us some delicious merluza fish from El Puerto de Santa María which Maribel prepared along with lots of aliños (marinated salads), a guiso (stew), and other goodies. Zorri sang, José Luís sang, Maribel danced, we danced, people stopped in to say hello. Afterward we went home and rested so that we could go out and see more flamenco later that night.

During the fiesta Zorri sang the song below. It is originally a milonga, but he sang it his way, por bulerías.

You can see pictures of that fiesta below, and if you're looking for a dose of alegría (happiness), DEFINITELY watch this video of Zorri dancing for us during bulerías class. I call Zorri El Embajador de la Alegría, The Ambassador of Happiness. One can't not feel happy around him, and watching him dance, well, it can make your face hurt from smiling so much.

At the end of the post you can listen to Atahualpa Yupanqui sing the song in its original form.

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The Dawn | Viernes con una Letra

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The Dawn | Viernes con una Letra

Another one from the little book followed by a video of Argentina.

Serranas

La aurora cuando sale,
sale llorando.
Pobrecita, qué noche
estará pasando.

The dawn when she comes,
she comes out crying
Poor thing, what a hard night
she must have had.

Hear Argentina sing it live.

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Fan  Dang  O  s  |  Viernes con una Letra

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Fan Dang O s | Viernes con una Letra

As we often do, we danced fandangos with Ricardo when he was in town. And so, a fandangos verse for today. This comes from Argentina's Un Viaje por el Cante. You can hear her talking about it here.

Fandangos del Alosno
from Estación Jabugo-Galaroza Popular/Adapt. Argentina "Juan Rebollo"

En esta noche me paro
y espero que el alba venga 
y a mi alma la preparo

porque tú eres mi condena
con esos ojillos claros

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