Ay los gitanos somos así…

Ay los gitanos somos así…

Clip from the film Latcho Drom by Tony Gatlif. A must see! From Kalbelia to Flamenco, the story through music of Gypsies arround the world.

Ay los gitanos somos así…
Ay los gitanos somos así, somos errantes,
Es nuestra forma de vivir, no hay quien la cambie.
Recorremos los caminos, que nos llevan a qualquier parte
y en la orillita del rio, desatamos nuestro arte.

Oh oh oh, lalala lalalalala

Ay unos cantan y otros bailan y es luna llena,
Que se case una gitana, y esta noche vamos de fiesta.
Y en la noche sonarán guitarras, palmas flamencas,
y a la novia mírala, con un pañuelo de seda.

Oh oh oh, lalala lalalalala

Ay respetamos nuestras leyes como gitanos
seguimos las tradiciones porque el tiempo va pasando.
Porque son nuestras costumbres, las que Diós nos ha mandado,
en la sangre lo llevamos, el flamenco es el gitano.

Translation:
We gypsies are like that we are wandering
Is our way of living and no one can change it
We travel along paths which lead as anywere
And next to the river, we show our art.

Ones sing and others dance and it’s full moon
A gipsy woman should get married and we can all go party
and at night guitars and Flamenco claps will sound
And look at the bride, with a silk handkerchief

We respect our laws as gypsies
we follow the traditions because time goes by
Because they are our manners, the ones God commanded us
In our blood we carry it, the Flamenco is the gypsy.

3 Responses »

  1. Alguién sabe cuáles palos son eses en el vídeo? Muchas grácias!

    Does anyone know which Flamenco song types (palos) are those performed in the video? Thank you!

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