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Liljano Mome

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Information: A song.

Translation: Liljana, young lady

Pronunciation: LEEL-ya-noh MOH-meh

Region: Pirin, Bulgaria, but also known in Macedonia.

Anecdote: A Bulgarian popular song of the 1990s by Valentin and Sevdalina Spasovi.


LYRICS

// Liljano mome, Liljano
ja stani rano pri zori (2)
libeto si pregârni //

// Ne e izlezla, Liljana
naj izlezla majka i
Ljuti si kletvi kâlneše
i na Georgi dumaše //

// Idi si, Georgi, idi si
Liljana bolna legnala
i ne može da stane //

// Ne mi go laži, mamo ma
ja sam si Georgi ljubila (2)
za nego ke se ožena //
      Liljana, young lady
get up early at dawn
and give your sweetheart a hug

Liljana didn’t come out
but her mother did instead
and she moaned
and said to Georgi:

Go home, Georgi
Liljana is sick in bed
and cannot get up

Don’t lie to him, mama
I’ve fallen in love with Georgi
and will marry him !

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