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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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Rondeñas | Viernes con una Letra

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Rondeñas | Viernes con una Letra

Last night at my best friend's show, which I really hope you can see someday, I heard this letra. I knew I wanted to remember this one, so I took out my little book and scribbled the first line down.

Ricardo was sitting next to me and laughed, as is often the case.

But I knew I had to write it down ...

Rondeñas

Navegando me perdí 
por esos mares de Dios
y con la luz de tus ojos
a puerto de mar salí

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