Category Archives: In Romani

Shej baxtali

Shej baxtali

Song by Karavan Familia

Shej baxtali
Kanak me zhav ande gava, duj-trin shela rodava,
kanak phirav pe vulyici, e baxtori manca si!

Tiradarididam…
Avav andar e gava,
mange love anava!

Shukar san, shukar si tyire jakha,
vash tuke kothe mukhlem mura da!
Shukar san, shukar si tyire jakha,
vash tuke kothe mukhlem mura da!

Mura da, mure dades,…
mure majbare phrales, Devla!
Mura da, mure dades,…
mure majbare phrales, Devla!

Phendem aba tuke, zhav me pala tute,
zhav me pala tute, maj merav vash tuke!

Aj Devla Raja, dikhav e cherhaja,
Devla de man aba, de man, so mangava!
Aj Devla Raja, dikhav e cherhaja,
Devla de man aba, de man, so mangava!

Lucky girl

When I walk in the villages,
there’s always a few hundred,
When I go down the street,
the luck is with me.

Tiradarididam …
I come from the villages,
Money and rings in my pocket.

Beautiful you are, your eyes are beautiful,
I left my home for you!
My mother and my father,
brother and sister.

I promised you, I’ll go with you,
Yes, I’m coming, I died without you!

God, I watch a lot of beautiful stars,
please give me what you think!

Puter gayzhe

Puter gayzhe

Song by Rományi Rota

Puter gayzhe
Tay Puter gayzhe thy capuva,
te cerav me thyri vóya!
Terni gayzhe av tu khate
dikh’ta so me andhyom tuce!

Tay andhyom tuce dúye khúren
shukare tay sáne khúren
Pe gazhengui bári bríga
tay pe thyri shucar vóya

Tay shuv pe lende thyo sérsamo
tradav lencza ando fóro
Tay le grasten bicinav m
e le love cade rodav me!

Tay zhutindas’ man o Délóro
Khote pe grastengo foro
So me cerdhyom mishto cerdhyom
tuke gayzhe lóve andhyom

Tay a le romnhy av tu khate
besh aba tele pash’ mande
besh aba tele pash’ mande
thyri vorba phen tu mange

Tay tu te phenes lashi vorba
cáde ceres mange voyá
Muri czinni terni gayzhi
t’aves sasti tay bhactáli

Mangaipo

Mangaipo

Song by Romano Drom, with the unmistakable voice of Monika Lakatos.

Mangaipo
Avle ke mande le but roma 
te manaven mura sheja.
Lengo shavo bares kamella
Dulmut phiren jekh havresa.(x2)

Phenel muro rom me na bunyiv
Kade te si tal voj tyi bori.
Keras bijav la lumako
Tavel othe kon amaro. (x2)

  • Lyrics provided by Marianne Müller

Lindráji szi

Lindráji szi

Song by Ando Drom

Lindráji szi
Lindraji szi adi gilyi, na tuke rakhjom la avri,
dav tu menge andar jilo, hatyarasz amen de misto.

Othar katar me avilyom, numa sudro trajo angyom,
hate tatyol lokesz opre, lasi voja dav tu menge.

Lunge ratyi zsanaba tar, naszvalo szom me tumendar,
andar naszul szaszman doszta, mukhen aba mange pacsa.

Khere te szan szikav mange, szar te zsuvav me tu mende,
saj avel e sudri balval,man na phurdel aba athar.

Shukar sas amari bori

Shukar sas amari bori

Song by Kalyi Jag from the album Gypsy folk songs from Hungary.

Shukar sas amari bori
sar e phabaj le milajski
Cirdel opre lel papuchi
thaj putrel avri le kerchimi

Le kerchima sas e bari
kothe pijen e mol tatyi
Adig na avla amari bori
mig na anel amenge paji

Shukar sas amari bori
sar e phabaj le milajski
Cirdel opre lel papuchi
thaj putrel avri le kerchimi

Le kerchima sas e bari
kothe pijen e mol tatyi
Adig na avla amari bori
mig na anel amenge paji

Tortapapír

Tortapapír

Song by Besh o droM. This song is a version of ‘Keren Chave’ or ‘Amari si amari’, but I think is interesting to put it in the blog for the video and the rythms mix.

Tortapapír
Kerem shavorale drom
Te khelel o phuro rom
Puro rom te khelela
Bishthaijekh voj malavla

Malav mo tye chizma sara
Te shunela zhi tehara
Duj duj deshu duj
Chumidav me lako muj

Lako muj si rupono
Pushki trubul la dino
Amarisi amari
Amari cini bori

Sikhav lasho drom

Sikhav lasho drom

Song by Ternipe

Sikhav lasho drom
Raja devla sikhav mange
Lasha romnya kaj te lav me
Lasha romnya taj shukara, Devlale, Devlale

Taj rakhola vi anola
Lake dake chi mukho la
Lake dake chi mukho la, Devlale, Devlale

Hej romale, haj shavale
Sikhav mange Devla lasho drom (x2)

Taj rakhola vi anola
Lake dake chi mukho la
Lake dake chi mukho la, Devlale, Devlale

Zhav me tusa kalo shavo
Numa ker tu bijav romano
Numa ker tu bijav romano, Devlale, Devlale

Hej romale, haj shavale
Sikhav mange Devla lasho drom (x2)

Aj Roma, aj chavale romale (x2)

Hej romale, haj shavale
Sikhav mange Devla lasho drom

Numa Romales II

Numa Romales II

Song by Fekete Vonat, an anti-racism band from Hungary conformed by gypsies, they sing both in hungarian and in romani (gypsy lenguage). The name of the band means “black train” in hungarian.

Numa Romales II
Shunen athe, avel e vorba tumenge,
le romendar devorta le rakhlenge
Ame gilyabarasa thaj tume khelen
Mukhav le rakhlen vi von shaj shunen

Soro rátyi gílyi tumenge phendyom
Tuke gilyabarav ando mikrofon
Cino shavo bashavel po saxofon
Le romenge lashi voja me kheryom

Ale’ romnyi, dikh le shaven sar khelen
Nai lazhavo lenge von kade keren
Zha aba tu lenca, ke na dara
Zhanen aba hod e mura romnya san

Phirav mange korkorro po muro drom
Zhav khere fele ke aba khino som
Dikhen tele pe mande le cherhaja
Dikhen man le shukare jakhenca.