Parni Romni

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Gypsy Bohemians – Tockolotoc composed this song about their band leader, who once married a white – non gypsy – woman, or gadza. This song is from the original album Kale bala, kale jakha (Black hair, black eyes)

Parni Romni

Kana nane e chaj pati vaľi
ta mi čhivel pes andro pani.
Kana hiňi igen barikani
nane šoha lačhi chulaňi.

The me mange iľom gadža
ma kamavas čhajen romanen
kaj te dikhen ola Roma
hoj man hiňi parňi romňi
romňi, parňi romňi.

La gandžaha menge me dživavas
so kamavas mange keravas
hoj ča imar adaďives džanav
kaj la romaňa ča me kamav.
Lakre šukar jakhora
lakre kale balora.

The me mange iľom gadža
ma kamavas čhajen romanen
kaj te dikhen ola Roma
hoj man hiňi parňi romňi
romňi, parňi romňi.

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2 responses »

  1. I found your blog full of interesting ressources. I showed it to a Roma person who said there were unfortunately many translation errors and that it would be a good idea to work with someone who speaks Roma well. She’s sorry she has no time to help.
    I hope you understand I don’t underestimate your work but I would like it to be a reliable ressource.
    Yours sincerely,
    Carole

    • Hi Carole,

      I understand your concerns but it’s difficult to be so precise, I try to put together everything I find checking a few sources, but most of the time I find nothing. So when someone points out any mistake I’m thankful and change it because theres so much you can do without speaking the language :S

      I want it to be a good resource and for people to enjoy but it’s hard work and takes a lot of research to do it on my own. Maybe one day 🙂

      Thanks!

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