Muro Shavo, Kiki

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Song by Ternipe (meaning “youth”). The band is formed by Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project.
Their repertoire features the three predominant styles of Hungarian folk music: Ló Ko Gilji (slow ballad), Ró Vjaki Gilji (a song for the ‘stick dance’ that is typically played in a 4/4 rhythm) and Khelimaski Gilji (a style that is traditionally danced either solo or in pairs, and played in a 2/3 rhythm).

Muro Shavo, Kiki (My dear son Kiki)

Muro ilo losharel, kana, Devla, dumadel
Le vastenca sikavel (hop hop).
Shukar san tu, muro shavo, tu san muro kutyaripo.
Chumidau tyo iloro.

(Brega pita) ha-ha …

Kana pe leste dikhaw, gilyi leske me penaw
Oi si shavo, te merau (hop hop hop).
Vorbil mange, khelel manghe, si te merau pala leste.
Ai, Devlale, jutile.

(Giabo,hop hop)…

Kade, Kiki, kade malav, sar me tuke sikavaw.
Sar me tuke sikavaw (Ji ha..ha he)
Dikh chak, tata, sar khelaw, le changasa malavaw
Tuke voia me keraw.

Da..da..lala(tighidipodip lalalagalop)

(Sava lavo)Da da da..alalla

Kade, Kiki, kade malav, sar me tuke sikavaw.
Sar me tuke sikavaw (Ji ha..ha he)
Dikh chak, tata, sar khelaw, le changasa malavaw
Tuke voïa me keraw.

(Sava lavo) ho, ho, ho…

My Son, Kiki (translation)
My heart is thrilled, oh God, when he talks
With his hands he shows
Beautiful you are, my son (lad), you are my elation

I kiss your heart
I look at him, I sing a tune
A lad is he, oh I shall die*
He sings for me, dances for me, oh I must die* for him
Oh, help him, Gods!

So, Kiki, thump it as I show you,
As I show you
Look, father, how I dance and thump my knee
To give delight to you (x2)

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