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Sunday, March 6, 2016

María del Reposo

I set this to music: "María del Reposo / te vuelvo a encontrar / en la fuentefría / del limonar."

I had done it before, and didn't like it, but since I still remember the melody it must not be too bad. I didn't remember the chords or even what key it was in, so I am re-inventing it.

The chords are tricky for this. I seem to remember a diminished 5th. It was either in Ab or Eb.

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