Francisco Alegre
Juliette Lyrics


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En los carteles han puesto un nombre
Que no lo quiero mirá:
Francisco Alegre, y ole!
Francisco Alegre, y olá!
La gente dice: "¡vivan los hombres!",
Cuando lo ven toreá
Yo estoy resando por él
Con la boquita serrá.
Desde la arena
Me dice: "niña morena,
¿Por qué me lloras
Carita de emperadora?
Dame tu risa, mujer,
Que soy torero andalú
Y llevo al cuello la cruz de Jesú
Que me diste tu"

Francisco Alegre, corazón mío,
Tiende su capa sobre la arena del redondé;
Francisco Alegre tiene un vestío
Con un "te quiero" que entre suspiros yo le bordé.
Torito bravo, no me lo mires de esa manera,
Deja que adorne tu rizos negros con su montera.
Torito noble, ten compasión,
Que entre bordaos,
Lleva enserrao,
Francisco Alegre, ¡y olé!
Mi corazón.

En mi ventana tengo un letrero
Pa′ que lo venga a mirá
Francisco Alegre ¡y ole!
Francisco Alegre ¡y olá!
En el que dice "cuánto te quiero",
Pero qué pena me dá
Por culpa de otro queré
No nos podemos casá.
Desde la arena
Me dice: "niña morena,
¿Quién te enamora,
Carita de emperadora?
¿Ya no te acuerdas, mujer,
De este torero andalú
Que lleva al cuello la cruz de Jesú
Que le diste tú?"

Francisco Alegre, corazón mío,
Tiende su capa sobre la arena del redondé;
Francisco Alegre tiene un vestío
Con un "te quiero" que entre suspiros yo le bordé.
Torito bravo, no me lo mires de esa manera,
Deja que adorne tus rizos negros con su
Montera.
Torito noble, ten compasión,
Que entre bordaos,
Lleva enserrao,
Francisco Alegre, ¡y ole!
Mi corazón.

Torito noble, no me lo mires de esa manera,
Deja que adorne tus rizos negros con su
Montera.
Torito noble, ten compasión,
Que entre bordaos,
Lleva enserrao,




Francisco Alegre, ¡y ole!
Mi corazón.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Juliette's song Francisco Alegre describe the admiration and love of a young woman for a torero named Francisco Alegre. The first verse sets the scene at a bullfighting ring, where posters with Francisco Alegre's name are displayed. The woman prays for his safety as he faces the raging bulls, while the crowd cheers him on. The second verse reveals the woman's personal connection to Francisco Alegre, as she has embroidered a "te quiero" ("I love you") onto his vest. She also has a sign on her window expressing her love for him. However, their love is not meant to be, as she laments that they cannot marry because of another love interest. Despite this, she continues to dream of being with him and expresses her love through the repetition of "Francisco Alegre, corazón mío" ("Francisco Alegre, my heart").


The chorus features the woman addressing the bull, urging it to have compassion for Francisco Alegre, as he carries the weight of their love with him into the ring. She also adorns the bull's black curls with Francisco Alegre's montera (bullfighter's hat). The repetition of "Torito noble, ten compasión" ("Noble bull, have mercy") adds to the emotional and dramatic tone of the song.


Overall, the lyrics of Francisco Alegre are a romantic ode to the world of bullfighting and the toreros who risk their lives in the ring. The song also reflects the traditional Spanish culture of idolizing and celebrating matadors.


Line by Line Meaning

En los carteles han puesto un nombre
A name is displayed on billboards that I don't want to look at


Francisco Alegre, y ole!
Francisco Alegre, hurray!


Francisco Alegre, y olá!
Francisco Alegre, hi there!


La gente dice: '¡vivan los hombres!',
People exclaim 'long live men' when they see him bullfight


Cuando lo ven toreá
When they see him fight


Yo estoy resando por él
I am praying for him


Con la boquita serrá.
With my mouth shut.


Desde la arena
From the arena


Me dice: 'niña morena,
He says to me: 'dark-haired girl


¿Por qué me lloras
Why do you cry for me


Carita de emperadora?
Empress-like face?'


Dame tu risa, mujer,
Give me your laughter, woman


Que soy torero andalú
For I am an Andalusian bullfighter


Y llevo al cuello la cruz de Jesú
And I wear the cross of Jesus around my neck


Que me diste tu'
That you gave to me


Francisco Alegre, corazón mío,
Francisco Alegre, my heart,


Tiende su capa sobre la arena del redondé;
Spread his cape over the bullring;


Francisco Alegre tiene un vestío
Francisco Alegre has an outfit


Con un 'te quiero' que entre suspiros yo le bordé.
With an 'I love you' that I embroidered between sighs.


Torito bravo, no me lo mires de esa manera,
Brave little bull, don't look at me like that,


Deja que adorne tu rizos negros con su montera.
Let him adorn your black curls with his hat.


Torito noble, ten compasión,
Noble little bull, have mercy,


Que entre bordaos,
That within the embroidery


Lleva enserrao,
He carries enclosed,


Francisco Alegre, ¡y olé!
Francisco Alegre, hurray!


Mi corazón.
My heart.


En mi ventana tengo un letrero
In my window, I have a sign


Pa' que lo venga a mirá
For him to come and see it


En el que dice 'cuánto te quiero',
Which says 'how much I love you'


Pero qué pena me dá
But it makes me sad


Por culpa de otro queré
Because of another love


No nos podemos casá.
We can't get married.


Desde la arena
From the arena


Me dice: 'niña morena,
He says to me: 'dark-haired girl


¿Quién te enamora,
Who do you love


Carita de emperadora?
Empress-like face?'


¿Ya no te acuerdas, mujer,
Don't you remember, woman


De este torero andalú
Of this Andalusian bullfighter


Que lleva al cuello la cruz de Jesú
Who wears the cross of Jesus around his neck


Que le diste tú?'
That you gave to him?'


Torito noble, no me lo mires de esa manera,
Noble little bull, don't look at me like that,


Deja que adorne tus rizos negros con su
Let him adorn your black curls with his


Montera.
Hat.


Torito noble, ten compasión,
Noble little bull, have mercy,


Que entre bordaos,
That within the embroidery


Lleva enserrao,
He carries enclosed,


Francisco Alegre, ¡y ole!
Francisco Alegre, hurray!


Mi corazón.
My heart.




Writer(s): Leon, Quintero, Quiroga

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