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Rado, Mori

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Information: A song.

Translation: Rada, fair (Rada)

Pronunciation: RAH-doh, MOH-ree

Region: Bulgaria


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LYRICS

Rado, mori, Rado, bela Rado,
Pustine ti chorni ochi
pustine ti, Rado, chorni ochi
chorni sa, chroni kat' chereshi

Chorni sa, chorni kat' chereshi
Kojno gi vide za tja plache,
Kojno gi vide za tja plache,
as gi vidjah, as zaplakah.

Rado, mori, Rado, bela Rado,
pustono ti belo lice
pustono ti, Rado, belo lice
belo e, belo kat' belilo.
      Rada, fair Rada, your damned (fine) black eyes,
they're black as cherries!



Whoever sees them cries for them.
I saw them, I burst out crying.



Rada, fair Rada, your damned white face,
it's white as white make-up!



LYRICS

Belo e, belo kat' belilo,
kojno go vide za nego pita,
kojno go vide za nego pita,
ti go vidja, ti popita.

Rado, mori, Rado, bela Rado,
pustana ti tjonka snashka
pustana ti, Rado, tjonka snashka
tjonka je, tjonka kat' fidanka

Tjonka je, tjonka kat' fidanka
kojno je vide za neja pita,
kojno je vide za neja pita,
ti ja vidja, ti popita.
      Whoever sees it asks for it.
Your saw it, you asked for it.



Rada, fair Rada, your damned slender body,
it's slender as a sapling!



Whoever sees it asks for it.
You saw it, you asked for it.



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