Music – Traditional Folk Music

I believe, Folk Music is music from particular regions which have their own folk tales and traditions. They pass these traditions and stories down through the generations which have morals and moods to them. I think that mostly these songs are used to show the history of different nations and regions.

Some Spanish folk instruments were the Flamenco Guitar, Cajon (drum), Palillos (sticks) and Palmas (hands/clap).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Spanish folk music is usually not sang but played with different instruments. The rhythm is the most important part of Spanish folk songs.

A well known Spanish folk song is “Flamenco” which was created in 1774 but later on evolved so that there were different types of regional Flamenco such as “Flamenco Malaguenas”

 In the song named Flamenco the instruments used are the Flamenco Guitar, Cajon (drum), Palillos (sticks) and Palmas (hands/clap). In the flamenco there are lyrics but they are normally used for some different regional type flamencos’. The lyrics to the song are:

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 la baranda
verdes carne, pelo verde
su cuerpo de fría plata.

Compadre quiero cambiar
mi caballo por tu casa
mi montura por tu espejo
mi cuchillo por tu manta.

Compadre vengo sangrando
desde los Puerta de Cabra
y si yo fuera mocito
este trato lo cerraba.

Pero yo ya no soy yo,
ni mi casa es ya mi casa
dejadme subir al menos
hasta las altas barandas.

Compadre, quiero morir,
decentemente en mi cama.
De acero, si puede ser,
con las sábanas de holanda.

Compadre donde está dime,
donde está esa niña amarga
cuantas veces la esperé
cuantas veces la esperaba.

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