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Esma Redžepova

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Information: A song.

Translation: Pretty little girl

Pronunciation: CHAI SHOO-kah-ree-yeh

Region: Macedonia

Composed by: Esma Redžepova (see photo above), a Macedonian Romani singer (1943-2016)

Arranged by: Stevo Teodosievski (Esma's husband)

Recording: Monitor MCD 7149


LYRICS

Čajorije šukarije, maphir urde pala mande
Ma phir urde pala mande, čaje, (čaje!).
Haljan, pekljan, (čaj' šukarije)
Mo vodži ljiljan, (čaj' šukarije!)
Irin, dikh man, čaje!
AAAaaaa . . .

Tele dikhe, vogi tare, pani ane
Čajorije šukarije, mapir urde palamande, čaj! (čaje!)
Ma phir urde pala mande, čaje, (čaje!).
Haljan, pekljan, (čaj' šukarije)
Irin, dikh man, čaje!
AAAaaaa . . .
      Little girl, pretty one, don't walk slowly behind me,
Don't walk slowly behind me, girl!
You have eaten and burned me,
You have taken my heart,
Turn, look at me, girl!
AAAaaaa . . .

Look down, my heart is burning, bring water,
Little girl, pretty one, don't walk slowly behind me,
Don't walk slowly behind me, girl!
You have eaten and burned me,
Turn, look at me, girl!
AAAaaaa . . .

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