Čaje Šukarije

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Esma Redzepova, the queen of Romani singers, wrote ‘Chaje Shukarije’ and many other fine songs during the 1960’s and 1970’s. She was discovered by Stevo Teodoievski, who married her few years later. Their ensamble became one of the most succesfuls in the entire Balkan region. They adopted 47 orphan and street children and gave them a musical training. 

Čaje Šukarije

Čajorije, šukarije,
ma phir urde pala mande,
ma phir urde pala mande, čaje!

Haljan, pekljan man, — čaj’ šukarije!
mo vodži liljan, — čaj’ šukarije!
Irin, dikh man, čaje!”

Ahaaah Ahaaaa Aaaaaa Aaaaa

Tele dikhe, vogi tare, pani ane,
Čajorije, šukarije,
ma phir urde pala mande,
ma phir urde pala mande, čaje! – čaje

Haljan, pekljan man, — čaj’ šukarije!
mo vodži liljan, — čaj’ šukarije!
Irin, dikh man, čaje!

Beautiful girl (translation)

Young Gypsy girl is so beautiful
that she enchants a boy
through her walk and beauty
He begs her to stay a little,
just for a moment,
to turn back and look at him
But she just walks by proudly
Looking beautiful and does not look at him,
who is burning with desire.

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