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Istemem Babacim

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Information: A song.

Region: Turkey


LYRICS

Kızım seni Ali'ye vereyim mi?
istemem Babacım istemem
Onun adı Ali, belkide deli
istemem Babacım istemem
Kızım seni ñmer'e vereyim mi?
istemem Babacım istemem
Onun adı Ömer, alır beni do"ver

istemem Babacım istemem
Kızım seni Bahri'ye vereyim mi?
istemem Babacım istemem
Onun adı Bahri, çekilmez kahrı
istemem Babacım istemem
Kızım seni Yaşar'a vereyim mi?
istemem Babacım istemem
Onun adı Yaşar, alır beni boşar

istemem Babacım istemem
Kızım seni sarhoş'a vereyim mi?

isterim Babacım isterim
Onun adı sarhoş, sarar beni pek hos,
isterim Babacım isterim
Onun adı sarhoş, sever beni pek hos,
isterim Babacım isterim
      My daughter, should I give you to Ali?
I don't want it daddy, I don't
his name is Ali, perhaps he is crazy (deli)
I don't want it daddy, I don't
My daughter, should I give you to Ömer?
I don't want it daddy, I don't
his name is Ömer, he might take me and beat me (döver)

I don't want it daddy, I don't
My daughter, should I give you to Bahri?
I don't want it daddy, I don't
his name is Bahri, I cannot put up with him
I don't want it daddy, I don't
My daughter, should I give you to Yaşar?
I don't want it daddy, I don't
his name is Yaşar, he might take me and then divorce me

I don't want it daddy, I don't
My daughter, should I give you to sarhoş?

I want that daddy, I want
his name is sarhoş, he cuddles me sweetly
I want that daddy, I want
his name is sarhoş, he loves me sweetly
I want that daddy, I want

Note: sarhoş = drunkard


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