La Flor de la Canela

Chabuca Granda

About La Flor de la Canela

"La flor de la canela", commonly translated to the English language as The Cinnamon Flower, is a vals criollo song composed by Peruvian singer-songwriter Chabuca Granda. The song was first recorded in 1950 by the musica criolla trio Los Morochucos. However, it would be the 1953 version recorded by Los Chamas, another musica criolla ensemble, that would bring the song and Chabuca Granda widespread notability in Spain and Latin America. Since then, the song has become an unofficial anthem for Lima, the capital of Peru, and has been recorded by a series of artists such as Amalia Mendoza, Flor Silvestre, Irma Dorantes, Yma Sumac, Lucha Reyes, Eva Ayllón, María Dolores Pradera, Tania Libertad, Julio Iglesias, Raphael, Plácido Domingo, Raúl di Blasio, Gian Marco, Juan Diego Florez (under conductor Gustavo Dudamel) and Caetano Veloso.  


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Déjame que te cuente, limeño 
Déjame que te diga la gloria 
Del ensueño que evoca la memoria 
Del viejo puente, del río y la alameda 
Déjame que te cuente, limeño 
Ahora que aún perfuma el recuerdo 
Ahora que aún mece en su sueño 
El viejo puente el río y la alameda 

Jazmines en el pelo y rosas en la cara 
Airosa caminaba la flor de la canela 
Derramaba lisura y a su paso dejaba 
Aroma de mixtura que en el pecho llevaba 

Del puente a la alameda 
Menundo pie la lleva 
Por la vereda que se estremece 
Al ritmo de su cadera 
Recogía la risa de la brisa del río 
Y al viento la lanzaba del puente a la alameda 

Déjame que te cuente, limeño ay! 
Deja que te diga moreno mi pensamiento 
A ver si así despiertas del sueño 
Del sueño que entretiene, moreno 
Tus sentimientos 

Aspiras de la lisura 
Que da la flor de canela 
Adornada con jazmines 
Matizando tu hermosura 

Alfombras de nuevo el puente 
Y engalanas la alameda 
que el río acompasara tu paso por la vereda 

Y recuerda que, jazmines en el pelo y rosas en la cara 
Airosa caminaba la flor de la canela 
Derramaba lisura y a su paso dejaba 
Aroma de mixtura que en el pecho llevaba 

Del puente a la alameda 
Menundo pie la lleva 
Por la vereda que se estremece 
Al ritmo de su cadera 
Recogía la risa de la brisa del río 
Y al viento la lanzaba del puente a la alameda

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Chabuca Granda

María Isabel Granda Larco (Cotabambas, Apurímac, Peru, 3 September 1920 - Miami, United States, 1983), better known as Chabuca Granda, was a Peruvian singer and composer. She created and interpreted a vast number of Criollo waltzes with Afro-Peruvian rhythms. Her best known song is "La flor de la canela" (Cinnamon Flower). more »

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Written by: ISABEL CHABUCA GRANDA

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