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Old January 12, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for the tongue twister. I'll work on it. Still frustrated with "verde". It's the flipped-sounding "r" into the soft "d" that's killing me. I'll eventually post a file with me saying it.
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Thanks for the tongue twister. I'll work on it. Still frustrated with "verde". It's the flipped-sounding "r" into the soft "d" that's killing me. I'll eventually post a file with me saying it.
oooo I want to hear it.
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But Why do you are frustrated with the word Verde?, What has the word Verde?
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For practicing verde there is a fomous poem by Lorca:

Verde que te quiero verde
verde viento verde grana

Remember that the d in verde is pure dental, do not rub your tongue when you produce the sound, it's just a touch.
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But Why do you are frustrated with the word Verde?, What has the word Verde?
Crotalito: the "r" next to the "d" is giving me difficulty in "verde".... I can't get my tongue from the "r" sound to the "d" sound.....

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For practicing verde there is a fomous poem by Lorca:

Verde que te quiero verde
verde viento verde grana

Remember that the d in verde is pure dental, do not rub your tongue when you produce the sound, it's just a touch.
THANKS for that poem - I'll learn it when I also learn the tongue twister posted earlier. By the way - will you translate it for me? I'm not quite sure what it means....
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Old January 14, 2009, 03:18 AM
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Here is an approximate translation:

O green, I love you green
Green like the wind, green branches


Very commonly sang as a flamenco song, often used to learn to play six-string guitar. The vocabulary is not far-fetched...It was composed in the late 20s-early 30s, within an impressionistic trend that did not give it a deep meaning.


Verde que te quiero verde, verde viento verdes ramas
el barco sobre la mar, el caballo en la montaña
verde, que yo te quiero verde...

Con la sombra en la cintura
ella sueña en su baranda
verdes ojos negro pelo
su cuerpo de fría plata,
verde, que yo te quiero verde.
ay sí sí
que yo te quiero verde ay ay ay
que yo te quiero verde.

Compadre quiero cambiar
mi caballo por su casa
mi montura por su espejo
mi cuchillo por su manta,verde
que yo te quiero verde, ay si si
que yo te quiero verde ay, ay, ay
que yo te quiero verde.

Compadre vengo sangrando
desde los puertos de Cabra
si yo pudiera, mocito,
este trato lo cerraba, verde
que yo te quiero verde ay sí sí

Compadre donde está dime,
donde está tu niña amarga
cuantas veces la esperé
cuantas veces la esperara, verde
que yo te quiero verde, ay si si
que yo te quiero verde ay, ay, ay
que yo te quiero verde.

Verde que te quiero verde, verde viento verdes ramas
el barco sobre la mar, el caballo en la montaña
verde, que yo te quiero verde...


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FABULOUS!!!!! Thank you!!
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That was a good one
I give my "verde" song
"Ojos verdes", a popular "copla"-song. There are slightly different versions, if it's singed by a man or a woman.

OJOS VERDES (Rafael de León, Manuel Quiroga y Salvador Valverde )
(for woman)
Apoyá en el quicio de la mancebía,
miraba encenderse la noche de Mayo.
Pasaban los hombres y yo sonreía,
hasta que en mi puerta paraste el caballo.
Serrana me das candela
y yo te dije gaché.
Ay ven
y tómame mis labios
y yo fuego te daré.
Dejaste el caballo
y lumbre te dí
y fueron dos verdes luceros de Mayo tus ojos pa' mí.
Ojos verdes,
verdes como,
la albahaca.
Verdes como el trigo verde
y el verde, verde limón.
Ojos verdes, verdes
con brillo de faca
que se han clavaito en mi corazón.
Pa mí ya no hay soles,
lucero, ni luna,
No hay más que unos ojos que mi vida son.
Ojos verdes, verdes como
la albahaca.
Verdes como el trigo verde
y el verde, verde limón.
Vimos desde el cuarto despertar el día,
y sonar el alba en la torre la vela.
Dejaste mi brazo cuando amanecía
y en mi boca un gusto a menta y canela.
Serrana para un vestido yo te quiero regalar.
Yo te dije está cumplio,
no me tienes que dar ná.
Subiste al caballo
te fuiste de mí,
y nunca otra noche
mas bella de Mayo han vuelto a vivir.

OJOS VERDES
(for man)
APOYA EN EL QUICIO DE LA MANSEVIA
MIRABA ESCONDERSE LA NOCHE DE MAYO
PASABAN LOS HOMBRES , ELLA SONREIA
HASTA QUE EN SU PUERTA PARE MI CABALLO
SERRANA, ¿ME DAS CANDELA? Y ELLA ME DIJO, GACHE
VEN Y TOMALA EN MIS LABIOS QUE YO FUEGO TE DARE
BAJE DEL CABALLO, DE CERCA TE VI
Y FUERON DOS VERDES, LUCEROS DE MAYO TUS OJOS PA MI

OJOS VERDE, VERDES COMO LA ALBAHACA
VERDES COMO EL TRIGO VERDE Y EL VERDE, VERDE LIMON
OJOS VERDES, VERDES CON BRILLO DE FACA
QUE ESTAN CLAVAITOS EN MI CORAZON
PA MI YA NO HAY SOLES, LUCEROS NI LUNA
NO HAY MAS QUE UNOS OJOS QUE MI VIA SON
OJOS VERDES, VERDES COMO LA ALBAHACA

VIMOS DESDE EL CUARTO DESPUNTAR EL DIA
Y ANUNCIAR EL ALBA LA TORRE LA VEGA
DEJASTES MIS BRAZOS CUANDO AMANECIA
Y EN MI BOCA UN GUSTO A MENTA Y CANELA
SERRANA, PARA UN VESTIO YO TE QUIERO REGALAR
NO HACE FALTA, ESTAS CUMPLIO, NO ME TIENES QUE DAR NA
SUBI EN MI CABALLO, VOLANDO ME FUI
Y NUNCA OTRA NOCHE MAS BELLA DE MAYO HE VUELTO A VIVIR

I would try to translate it tomorrow..
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Hey, guys, I am very happy you all liked it, it will make a nice Karaoke round. Let me serve the youtube link for 'Ojos verdes', with Sosia's permission, by Rocio Jurado and Pastora Vega. A bit more difficult to sing as karaoke, though.

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