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Flamenco

Country: Andalucia, Spain

Songs featured here

  • Mauralo La Mora

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    Introduction

    "Flamenco evolved in southern Spain from sources including Morocco, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Greece and other areas of the Near and Far East. While the subject of some debate, it is widely believed that these roots first arrived with the gypsies who emigrated to Spain during the 1400s, later fusing with elements of Arab and Jewish music endemic to the Andalucian mountain regions. In the centuries to follow, two strains of flamenco slowly evolved -- gitano (gypsy) and payo (non-gypsy)."

    By Jason Ankeny,
    See Flamenco Page at AMG All-Music Guide

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    Links

  • flamenco-world.com

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    Recommended albums

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    Anthology of Flamenco-Vol. 1-3 Paco De Lucia, Fosforito THREE CDs (April 22, 1997) Iris Music (Fra); ASIN: B000005SM2. (At Barnes&Noble: $; At amazon.com: $43.17.)

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    CD cover Anthology of Flamenco Songs Paco De Lucía UPC: 789368365821 ASIN: B000005SMC Format: CD Release Date: May 21 1996 Label: Iris Music. (At Barnes&Noble: $17.99 (Import); At amazon.com: $12.99.)

    [Buy it for the Language Resource Center!: Have it mailed to: LRC Chief, Department of Foreign Languages, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970. Thanks!]

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    Antologia Del Cante Flamenco, Vols. 1 Various Artists - International - Flamenco, Antologia Del Cante Flamenco (Series) Audio CD (August 3, 1995) Number of Discs: 1 Sony Discos/Orfeon; ASIN: B000002EWF. (At amazon.com: $8.97.)

    ALSO SEE VOL. 2 and VOL. 3

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    Rough Guide to Flamenco UPC: 605633101522 Format: CD Release Date: Nov 18 1997 Label: World Music Network. (At Barnes&Noble: $11.49; At amazon.com: $11.97.)

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    El Sonido de Flamenco: 16 Songs from the Heart of Spain UPC: 614475005929 Format: CD Release Date: Apr 21 1998 Label: Music Club (Koch). (At Barnes&Noble: $11.98; At amazon.com: $11.67.)

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    Lyrics

    [All translations by Jon Aske. Please give credit and send suggestions.]

    Mauralo La Mora (Flamenco)
    Sung by Naranjito de Triana, Creación: "Niña de los Peines" (popular)

    Ay, ay, ay,
    Allá en la (?) hay una mora
    Allá en la (?) hay una mora
    que tiene los ojos
    más lindos que el lucero,
    encantadora
    ay, ay, ay, mora,
    que tiene los ojos
    más lindos que el lucero,
    encantadora
    ay ay ay, mora.

    Y acabame de querer,
    no me martirices más,
    que mi corazón está que se devora,
    por quererte tanto, mora,
    Ay!

    ¿Cuándo volverás, noche buena,
    ¿cuándo volveras?
    ¿Cuándo volverás, mes de mayo,
    ¿cuándo volveras?

    Que no te mueras sin ir a España.
    Que no te mueras sin ir a España.
    Allí la uva y aquí la caña
    Jesús, indícale los pasos,
    ????
    Mauralo ...

    Levantate, papaíto,
    levantate, mi viejito,
    las dos y media son.

    Plancha tú,
    que mañana voy a planchar yo
    Mauralo, ...

    Ay, ay, ay,
    There in the (?) there is a Moorish woman,
    there in the (?) there is a Moorish woman,
    whose eyes are
    more beautiful than Venus,
    charming,
    ay, ay, ay, moorish woman,
    whose eyes are
    more beautiful than Venus,
    charming,
    ay, ay, ay, moorish woman,

    Do love me, once and for all,
    don't make me suffer any more,
    cause my heart is being eaten up
    from loving you so much, moorish woman,
    Ay!

    When will you return, Christmas eve,
    When will you return?
    When will you return, month of May,
    When will you return?

    Do not die without going to Spain,
    Do not die without going to Spain,
    There, the grape, and here, the sugar cane,
    Jesús, show them the steps,
    ???
    Mauralo, ...

    Get up, daddy,
    get up, my old man,
    it's two thirty already.

    You iron today,
    I'll iron tomorrow,
    Mauralo, ...

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    Last updated: October 13, 1998