Ma Maren Ma

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Song form Fanfare Ciocarlia’s album ‘Gili Garabdi’. “This band is considered one of the grat Romanian gypsy bands, hailing form the village of Zece Prajini. Featuring the imploring vocals of Costica ‘Cimai’ Trifan, Pancirel ‘Panjo’ Constandache , Radulescu Lazar and Daniel Ivancea”. Source:Beginners guide to: Eastern Europe.

Ma Maren Ma
pira mange korkoro
me sim romano chavo
i phuv mange dajori
o kham mange pral baro (x2)

ma maren ma kastenca
so maren ma narenca
me sim romano chavo
ake nai man dadore (x2)

maren ma me na jav
vaker devla kai te jav
kaia sid ba romani
acho mange but pari (x2)

ma maren ma kastenca
so maren ma barenca
me sim romano chavo
ake nai man dadore (x2)

translation
I am a solitary wanderer
a child of gypsies
the earth is my mother
and the sun my older brother .

don´t hit me with your heavy sticks !
why are you throwing stones at me ?
I am a child of gipsies
and know no father !

if you hit me I´ll run !
tell me , god , where shall I turn to ?
that is the life of the gypsies
a curse it is .

don´t hit me with your heavy sticks ! why are you throwing stones at me ?
I am a child of gypsies
and know no father !

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