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Ya Rayah

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Ya Rayah performed by Shantel. The song is originally from Dahmane El Harrachi.

Sorry I couldn’t find the lyrics in Romani, I’ll keep on trying!

Translation:

Hey departing Traveler, where are you heading?

Your journey is bound to failure…
How many travelers before you…
Have sought the path with similar results?

How many cities and deserts have I roamed?
How much time have I wasted
Touring from one place to another?

Oh lost one, no matter how much you run away
Your destiny will end in exhaustion…
Time has passed you by…
And you have yet to notice it.

Original lyrics in arabic:

Ya rayah win msafar trouh taâya wa twali
Ch’hal nadmou laâbad el ghaflin qablak ou qabli

Ch’hal cheft al bouldan lâamrine wa lber al khali
Ch’hal dhiyaât wqat ch’hal tzid mazal ou t’khali
Ya lghayeb fi bled ennas ch’hal taâya ma tadjri
Tzid waâd el qoudra wala zmane wenta ma tedri

Aâlach qalbek hzine waâlach hakda ki zawali
Matdoum achadda wila tzid taâlem ou tabni
maydoumou layyam wala ydoum seghrek ou seghri
Ya hlil ou meskine li ghab saâdou ki zahri

Ya msafer naâtik oussaayti addiha el bakri
Chouf ma yeslah bik qbal ma tbiî ou ma techri
Ya nnayem djani khabrek ma sralek ma srali
Hakdha rad el qalb bel djbine sabhane el âali

  • Arabic lyrics provided by Sylvain

 

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Ciganka sam mala

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Song in serbian language performed by Ciganka Medley-Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestra. “This is actually 2 gipsy-folk songs assembled in one. The first is about the gipsy girl and the second is the “play for me my gipsy” one.
Originally they’re called “Ja sam mala garava” and “Evo banke cigane moj”. Source: @Elooder

Ciganka sam mala
Ciganka sam mala,
Oci moje gore
Igram, pevam, plesem
Celu noc do zore.

Ja sam mala garava,
Crna tvoja ciganka x4

Da si moje oci
Ti ranije sreo,
Ostao bih momak
Za svoj zivot ceo…

Sve zbog male garave
Crne tvoje ciganke x4

Kad ti oci gledam,
Zaboravi tugu
Srce hoce jedno,
Razum trazi drugo

Sve zbog male garave
Crne tvoje ciganke x4

Evo banke cigane moj
Cigane moj, sviraj mi ti x2

Ja cu tebi pevati
Ti ces meni svirati

Evo banke cigane moj
Cigane moj, sviraj mi ti

Sampanj ce mo otvoriti
Otvoriti i popiti (x2)

A kad dodje onaj cas,
Sampanj obori ce nas

Evo banke cigane moj
Cigane moj, sviraj mi ti

Am a little gipsy girl (Translation)
Am a little gipsy girl
My eyes are burning
I play, sing and dance
All the night ’till dawn

I’m you little swarthy(?)
Dark-haired gipsy girl x4

Had you earlier met my eyes
You’d be a boy
For your entire life…
All because of your little swarthy
Dark-haired gipsy girl x4

When I look into your eyes
I forget all sorrow
The hart wants one thing
The mind yearns for another.

All because of your little swarthy
Dark-haired gipsy girl x4