Ederlezi

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Traditional song, arranged by Goran Bregovic (Serbia). With Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral Band, and Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, and New London Children’s Choir. The Roma hymn Ederlezi made famous by the soundtrak of Kusturica’s film “Time of the Gypsies” talks about the celebration in honour of Saint George.

Ederlezi

Sa me amala oro kelena
Oro kelena, dive kerena
Sa o Roma daje
Sa o Roma babo babo
Sa o Roma o daje
Sa o Roma babo babo Ederlezi, Ederlezi
Sa o Roma daje

Sa o Roma babo, e bakren chinen
A me chorro, dural vesava
Romano dive, amaro dive
Amaro dive, Ederlezi

Ediwado babo, amenge bakro
Sa o Roma babo, e bakren chinen
Sa o Roma babo babo
Sa o Roma o daje
Sa o Roma babo babo
Ederlezi, Ederlezi
Sa o Roma daje

St. George’s Day (translation)

All the Roma, Mother
Are sacrificing lambs
We are poor
I live far away..

All the Roma, Mother
Our holiday
Our holiday
Hederlezi

All the Roma, Mother
All the Roma are singing
All the Roma are dancing
They are sacrificing lambs.
Ey……

All the Roma, Father
All the Roma, oh Mother
All the Roma, Father
Hederlezi, Hederlezi
All the Roma, Mother.
Ey………..

  • Lyrics provided by Mónica Roncon

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