Omu’ bun n-are noroc

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Performed by Gabi Lunca, diva of romanian gypsy music, and her husband, Ion Onoriu (acordion), who died in 1997.
Her songs are usually about pain and the yearning of love. I guess mamaliga comes form this song or viceversa, the lyrics at the end are missing. I’ll have to investigate more about this issue…

Omu’ bun n-are noroc
Verde, Verde siminoc, ta da da da
Omul bun n-are noroc, ta da da da
Ca omu’ am fost si eu, ta da da da
Dar norocu’ mi-a fost rau, ta da da da

Ai, dorul vine, si sta la mine
Io-l dau afara, el vine iara…

Norocu’ nu creste -n vale, ta da da da
Si nu-l are orisicare, ta da da da
El nu creste langa drum, ta da da da
Si nu-l are omul bun, ta da da da

Hai…dorul vine..ci sta la mine
Io-l dau afara, el vine iara…

Fata mamii, fii cuminte, ta da da da
Ca norocu’ nu se vinde, ta da da da
Ca de s-ar vinde norocu’
El s-ar gasi pe tot locu’

Ai mo romale, ai mo chavale

*In this song the mother advises her dougther, who doesn’t understand why she should mourn: “Happyness cannot be bought, for then anyone might gain his happyness with money”.

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