Zvonija, Zvonija

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Song by Ljiljana Buttler & Mostar Sevdah Reunion. “The ‘mother of Gypsy soul’Ljiljana Buttler, was born in Belgrade in 1944 but dissapeared from the Yugoslav music scene in the late seventies. Mostar Sevdah Reunion’s Dragi Sestic rediscovered her in Düsseldorf. This song is about singing dancing and good times”. Source: Beginner’s guide to Eastern Europe.

Zvonija, Zvonija
Ej, zvonija, zvonija
muzika bashalena (x2)

muzika bashalena daje
e romnjata kelen (x2)

Romalen aven te dichen
Romano horo

Baba mori baba
Daje mori daje (x2)

Von shukar chelena daje
Shukar djila bena (x2)

Rachija pijena daje
Shukar bashalena

Romalen aven te dichen
Romano horo

Baba mori baba
Daje mori daje (x2)

A me djilabava daje,
Pe more chojache (x2)

Pe more chojache daje
Lele shukar jache (x2)

Romalen aven te dichen
Romano horo

Baba mori baba
Daje mori daje (x2)

Romaleeee!

Ring, ring (Translation)
Ring, ring
music is playing
music is playing, mother
the girls are dancing

Gypsies come and see
the gipsy dance
Father, oh father
mother, oh mother

They’re dancing beautifully
They’re singing beautifully
They’re drinking rakija
And they’re playing beautifully

And I sing, mother
I sing to my children
I sing to my children, mother
To my most beautiful children

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