Opa cupa (Opa tsupa)

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Song made famous by Šaban Bajramović, romaní musician from Serbia, aslo known as ”The King of Roma music”. Here Performed by Ayassa – Gypsy, Balkan, Klezmer.

Opa cupa

Me sem gova chavoro,
Khelav mange majlacho,
Oj andale mandale,
E chora man astaren.

Kas me astarava,
Me mange asava,
Samo jekh chaj ni mangel,
Voj mande puchel

O opa cupa na ker mange chaje muka,
Ti daj ka merel ako ni keles.

Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde,
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde.

Sa e chaja kelena,
Voj ni mangel te khelel,
Oj andale mandale,
Mudarel man o devel.

Ava Ruza ava khel,
a i tiro mek avel,
Oj andale mandale,
E sviracha ka kelen.

O opa cupa na ker mange chaje muka,
Ti daj ka merel ako ni keles.

Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde,
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde.

Chao maj o hutalo, I Ruza so ni kelel,
Oj andale mandale, an bobo ki astarel.

Ava Ruza ava khel,
Pa i tiro mek avel,
Oj andale mandale,
E sviracha ka kelen.

O opa cupa na ker mange chaje muka,
Ti daj ka merel ako ni keles.

Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde,
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde.

Oh girl (translation)

I am a poor guy,
One of the best dancers,
The girls grab me to dance.

Whomever I grab is glad,
Only one girl doesn’t want to dance,
She runs away from me.

O girl, why are you making trouble for me?
May your mother die if you don’t dance!
Come on, come on, Come on!

All the girls are dancing,
But she is crying sadly,
In my heart a fire burns.
Come on, Rosa, come and dance,
Then you’ll get married.
Even the musicians are dancing.

Whomever I grab is glad,
Only one girl doesn’t want to dance,
She runs away from me.

  • Translation provided by Mónica Roncon

Opa Tsupa by Loyko, this song is usually called “Lumba”.

Lúmba, lúmba, lúmbajla,
Ájde, ájde, ájde.
Lúmba, lúmba, lúmbajla,
Ájde, ájde, ájde.

Pherasyása phurilyom,
Pherasyása barilyom,
Akaná baró pheryás,
Sar aménge te ternyás.

Áke taj voj kaj avél,
Amarí terní borí,
«Dobryj vecher» na phenél
Shukyol láki chiborí.

Ópa tsúpa, kaj gelyán, pe saí lumyá,
E daj but rovél, e romní khelél.
Ópa tsúpa, kaj gelyán, pe saí lumyá,
E daj but rovél, e romní khelél.

Lúmba, lúmba, lúmbajla,
Ájde, ájde, ájde.
Lúmba, lúmba, lúmbajla,
Ájde, ájde, ájde.

  • Lyrics provided by Alexander Abashev

About gypsylyrics

This blog is for everyone who loves Roma culture, music and dances. I'm not an expert, just an admirer who wants to share her passion. This blog wouldn't been possible without the Danza Duende project in my life. Thanks to my Gypsy Duende masters to teach me all I know.

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