X 'By thee were slain, in evil hour, The Abencerrage, Granada's flower; And strangers were received by thee Of Cordova the Chivalry. Allí fabló un moro viejo, - de esta manera fablara: -¿Para qué nos llamas, rey, - para qué es esta llamada -¡Ay de mi Alhama! What may mean this gathering? Alhama de Granada fell to Castilian forces in 1482; the phrase Ay de mi is an exclamation of regret which is not well-attested prior to this poem but is commonly used in contemporary Spanish. The late deadly rivals clasped each other in their arms and from that time forward were true and cordial friends. But thinking about it, between 1976 and 2005, Alhama has been present in my life and in that of many youngsters without being conscious about it and without having visited this land and that presence has a lot to do with the reason we are here tonight. Woe is me, Alhamal And when the hollow drums of war Beat the loud alarm afar, That the Moors of town and plain Might answer to the martial strain. Let the Moorish Monarch know, That to him I nothing owe.
Fire crashed from out the old Moor's eyes, The Monarch's wrath began to rise, Because he answer'd, and because He spake exceeding well of laws. He saw that all further effort was in vain; his scouts brought word that they had seen from the heights the long columns and flaunting banners of the Christian army approaching through the mountains. In front of this podium, during the last 19 years, personalities of the culture, communication, art and other walks of life whose works have made them deserving of such a distinction, I feel are far worthy than a humble secondary education teacher, who like many others, only tries to do his job to the best of his ability. I think the Moorish king is being blamed in the song for the loss of Granada. By thee were slain, in evil hour, The Abencerrage, Granadas flower; And strangers were received by thee Of Cordova the chivalry.
For nightlife, El Encuentro plays more contemporary pop and reggae music, while Por Amor Al Arte has live flamenco on the weekends. So I guess it is referring to the Battle of Granada itself. He quits his mule, and mounts his horse, And through the street directs his course; Through the street of Zacatin To the Alhambra spurring in. The Moorish king was riding through the city of Granada From the Elvira gate to the Vivarramble gate Oh the pain of my Alhama! The king weeps as a woman oer His loss, for it is much and sore. Woe is me, Alhamal And when the hollow drums of war Beat the loud alarm afar, That the Moors of town and plain Might answer to the martial strain. Promoting cultural and sustainable tourism based on the material and immaterial values of the community.
Like Sorry for answering this so late… I forgot to answer. When the Alhambra walls he gained, On the moment he ordained That the trumpet straight should sound, With the silver clarion round. And to fix thy head upon High Alhambra's loftiest stone; That this for thee should be the law, And others tremble when they saw. The man asks for water to the dog, cat, and horse - and when they refuse the man kills them with his sword. I didnt translate the Spanish, that stayed.
Then the Moors, by this aware That bloody Mars recall'd them there, One by one, and two by two, To a mighty squadron grew. Breaking up his camp, therefore, in all haste, he gave up the siege of Alhama, and hastened back to Granada; and the last clash of his cymbals scarce died upon the ear from the distant hills, before the standard of the Duke of Medina Sidonia was seen emerging in another direction from the defiles of the mountains. Aquí se para el texto original. And from the windows o'er the walls The sable web of mourning falls; The King weeps as a woman o'er His loss, for it is much and sore. There is no law to say such things As may disgust the ear of kings: Thus, snorting with his choler, said The Moorish king, and doomed him dead.
But on my soul Alhama weighs, And on my inmost spirit preys; And if the king his land hath lost, Yet others may have lost the most. Alhama resonates in the history of us all, because our personal history passed through Alhama. Allí fabló un moro viejo, de esta manera fablara: -¿Para qué nos llamas, rey, para qué es esta llamada? What may mean this gathering? One what best his love might claim Hath lost, another wealth, or fame. The sultan blinded by fury and jealousy takes the Abencerrajes as his enemies and in a party he decapitates over a fountain the 37 gentlemen who carry that surname. Imagine the situation, a young couple with 6 and 3 year old boys, end of the weekend, travelling late at night in a world without mobiles phones, kilometres away from home.
At the time it would have been more appropriate to call him Caliph or Sultan. He asks his wife for water. Though thy beard so hoary be, The king hath sent to have thee seized, For Alhamas loss displeased. And because he lost Granada to the invaders, the singer says he deserves to die. Los moros que el son oyeron que al sangriento Marte llama, uno a uno y dos a dos juntado se ha gran batalla. Alhama was lost by King Abu Hasan Ali but won for many of us.
Allí fabló un alfaquí - de barba crecida y cana: -Bien se te emplea, buen rey, - buen rey, bien se te empleara -¡Ay de mi Alhama! Then the Moors, by this aware, That bloody Mars recall'd them there, One by one, and two by two, To a mighty squadron grew. Out then spake an aged Moor In these words the king before, Wherefore call on us, O king? It has a solemn tone and reflects its grief and sadness. What brings us here today? The capture of the town marked the beginning of a ten-year-long military campaign which led to the fall of the Emirate of Granada in 1492. Romance de la pérdida de Alhama Paseábase el rey moro por la ciudad de Granada, desde la puerta de Elvira hasta la de Vivarrambla. Once again, my curiosity was awakened and the name of Alhama de Granada was present, without having stepped on its land. Autoplay next video The Moorish King rides up and down, Through Granada's royal town; From Elvira's gate to those Of Bivarambla on he goes. Alhama is the town of the Romance, legend, literature, history.
My friends, you all must hear the news Of this great loss I'll tell: To Christians, in their bravery Today Alhama fell Ay de mi, Alhama! What may mean this gathering? He used to say that it is very curious, that an Alfaqui, who amongst the Muslims is a doctor or sage man, knowledgeable of the law utilised the word king to refer to his sovereign. Out then spake an aged Moor In these words the king before, 'Wherefore call on us, oh King? Como en el Alhambra estuvo, - al mismo punto mandaba que se toquen sus trompetas, - sus añafiles de plata -¡Ay de mi Alhama! Out then spake old Alfaqui, With his beard so white to see, 'Good King! And from the windows o'er the walls The sable web of mourning falls; The King weeps as a woman o'er His loss, for it is much and sore. Let these words of mine go forth; Let the Moorish monarch know, That to him I nothing owe: Woe is me, Alhama! The Moorish king was passing Through the city of Granada From the gate known as Elvira To the one called Vivarrambla Ay de mi, Alhama! The anecdote was repeated by my parents and I always wanted to come back to this town of generous and friendly people. In winter, the view to the majestic snow-capped Sierra Nevada is uninterrupted. Letters to the monarch tell How Alhamas city fell; In the fire the scroll he threw, And the messenger he slew. And as these things the old Moor said, They sever'd from the trunk his head; And to the Alhambra's wall with speed 'Twas carried, as the King decreed. Ideal would have been the English Renaissance version, if there was one, since the German I was translating has a very musty flavour, but lacking that I liked this solution.