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Mora Mandolinen

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Information: A song.

Translation: I took my mandolin.

Other names: Rroka Mandolinen – the name in the former Yugoslavia.

Source: Merita Halili.

Region: From the town of Përmet in south Albania.


LYRICS

// Mora mandolinën, dola në oborr,
o moj goc' e vogël, pse më bën me dor'? //

// Vaj vaj vaj, gishtat me kajmak,
o moj goc' e vogël, mos më bëj merak! //

// Mora mandolinEn, dola në çardak,
o moj goc' e vogël, pse më bën merak? //

// Vaj vaj vaj, gishtat me kajmak,
o moj goc' e vogël, mos më bëj merak! //

// Mora mandolinën, dola në çarshi,
o moj goc' e vogël, pse më bën me sy? //

// Vaj vaj vaj, gishtat me kajmak,
o moj goc' e vogël, mos më bëj merak! //
      I took my mandolin and went out into the courtyard.
O young woman, why are you waving at me?

(Oh oh oh, your hands are so sweet,
O young woman, don't make me long for you!)

I took my mandolin and went out onto the balcony.
O young woman, why do you make me long for you?

(Oh oh oh, your hands are so sweet,
O young woman, don't make me long for you!)

I took my mandolin and went out into the marketplace.
O young woman, why are you winking at me?

(Oh oh oh, your hands are so sweet,
O young woman, don't make me long for you!)

ALTERNATE LYRICS

Rroka mandolinen dola ne oborr
O moj cuce vogel pse s' ma bon me dore
Rroka mandolinen dola ne oborr
O moj cuce vogel pse s'ma bon me dore
Vaj vaj vaj gishtat me kajmak
O moj cuce vogel, n'ty jam bo marak
Vaj vaj vaj gishtat me kajmak
O moj cuce vogel, n'ty jam bo marak

Rroka mandolinen dola ne qarshi
O moj cuce vogel pse s'ma ban me sy
Rroka mandolinen dola ne qarshi
O moj cuce vogel pse s'ma ban me sy
Vaj vaj vaj gishtat me kajmak
O moj cuce vogel, N'ty jam bo marak
Vaj vaj vaj gishtat me kajmak
O moj cuce vogel, N'ty jam bo marak

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