Gaitanos: Prosfigula mavra mata

Arxondo ios arxondo ios pandrevetai

arxondo ios arxondo ios pandrevetaia

 noble man, a noble man gets married

kai pernei prosfigula prosfigula mavro mata mou

and takes a foreigner, my black eyed foreigner

kai pernei prosfigula prosfigula se klaine ta matia mou

and takes a foreigner, foreigner, my eyes cry for you

i mana tou i mana tou san ta akouse

his mother, his mother when she heard about it

i mana tou i mana san ta akouse

poli tis kakofani prosfigula mavro mata mou

didn’t like it, my black eyed foreigner

rpoli tis kakofani prosfigula se klaine ta matia mou

didn’t like it, foreigner, my eyes cry for you

piani dio fi piani dio fidia zoondana

she takes two snakes, two living snakes

piani dio fi piani dio fidia zoondana

kai na ta tiganizei prosfigula mavro mata mou

and fries them in a pan, my black eyed foreigner

kai na ta tiganizei prosfigula se klaine ta matia mou

and fries them in a pan, foreigner, my eyes cry for you

katse nifin katse nifin na fas na pies

sit down, daughter in law, to eat and drink

katse nifin katse nifin na fas na pies

psaria tiganismena prosfigula mavro mata mou

fried fish, my black eyed foreigner

psaria tiganismena prosfigula se klaine ta matia mou

fried fish, foreigner my eyes cry for you

apo tin pro apo tin proti pirounia

after the first after the first mouthful

lapo tin pro apo tin proti pirouniai kori efarmakothi prosfigula mavro mata mou

the girl was poisoned, my black eyed foreigne

ri kori efamakothi prosfigula se klaine ta matia mou

the girl was poisoned, foreigner, my eyes cry for you

ax pethera ax pethera thelo nero

ah, mother in law, I want water to drink

ax pethera ax pethera thelo nero

tin floga mou na sviso prosfigula mavro mata mou

the fire that burns me to quench, my black eyed foreigner

tin floga mou na sviso prosfigula se klaine ta matia mou

the fire that burns me to quench, foreigner my eyes cry for you

Translation: Sonja Kasten

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