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Mirabrás | The Weekly Letra

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Mirabrás | The Weekly Letra

Today, as promised, a mirabrás and a video of Juan Valderrama.

Mirabrás                          
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Venga usted a mi puesto Hermosa,                           
y no se ponga usted salero
castañas de Galarosa
yo vendo camuesas y peros
Ay Marina,
yo traigo naranjas                           
y son de la China
batatitas borondas* 
melocotones de Ronda
agua de la nevería
suspiritos de canela

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Flamenco Verses by Palo | The Weekly Letra

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Flamenco Verses by Palo | The Weekly Letra

Sometimes you want to know a song to go along with the dance form you're studying in class. Other times you want to know the words to that particular flamenco song you like so much. And sometimes you long to know what those words mean.

I'd like to help you with that

Below you'll find a collection of letras (flamenco verses) organized by palo (flamenco form.) 

After over four years of translating and posting flamenco songs, and not quite as many years of writing them out and turning them into things like this, there are quite a number of flamenco verses (and often accompanying videos) to be found around here.

I've learned a lot about Spanish, a bit about Caló, and much about flamenco through the process of doing these translations, very often getting help along the way. Some of the translations are better than others, and the letras rarely convey the same feeling in English as they do in their original form. Still the translations give a general idea of what the verse is about.

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