DakhaBrakha - Карпатський Реп (English translation)

English translation

Carpathian Rap

Listen, dear people
What I want to tell you.
I want to sing a song
About all the guys.
 
If only my Mom knew
What Dmytro is capable of
Every Sunday she would
Dress me up in an artful way.1
 
If only my Mom knew
What Mikhaylo is capable of
Every Sunday she would
Dress me up nicely.
 
If only my Mom knew
What Ivanchyk is capable of
Every Sunday she would
Let me go to the dancing.
 
If only my Mom knew
What Vasyl' is capable of
She would just tell me
"Oh my God, no way!"2
 
A cuckoo was calling3
Somewhere over there
Where all the guys are good
But Mykola is the best.
 
A cuckoo was calling
Over there near the forest.
I don't love anyone
Like that Yurchik guy.
 
Yurchik, go to bed
Because you are tired.
Petryk, come to me
Because I like you.
 
My guelder-rose, my raspberry. 4
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
 
I love Havrylo very much
And I'm in love with Lukin.
But when I don't see Andrey
I perish in vain.
 
And when I don't see Andrey,
I don't tell anyone.
I gave my hand to Yelavko
And went home.
 
I gave my hand to Yelavko,
And my kerchief to Hrytsko.
And I hug Semén
Like a small child.
 
As I was going home
I passed plum-trees.
I met Anastasiy there
Bringing me marigolds.
 
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
 
I was going home
Across a green meadow.
I met Shtefan and Onufriy.
I follow them everywhere.
 
As I was going home
The day was clear.
I met Khedor and Mykyta.
Those are my darlings.
 
A lily started to bloom
In front of my house.
I've cooked pastils
But Makoviy isn't around.
 
My dear Makoviy isn't around
And his Dad isn't around too.
I wish my Mom would marry me off
To that Ihnat guy.
 
Cause Ihnat has a nice house
And a new barn.
I don't know whether I'd become
Ihnat's destiny.
 
I don't know whether I'd be
Together with Ihnat.
Maybe Kuz'ma will marry me
If he wishes to.
 
This night at midnight
I had a miraculous dream.
If Kuz'ma doesn't marry me,
Then Danylo will do.
 
Though Danylo has a nice field
But his house is old.
I won't marry Danylo.
I would rather marry Safat.
 
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
 
Though Safat has a nice house
But his mother is old.
I won't marry Safat.
I would rather marry Slavko.
 
As I came to Slavko
I slammed the door.
I won't marry Slavko.
I would rather marry Yakym.
 
Yakym has bulls and horses.
Yakym has cows too.
If Yakym doesn't marry me,
Bless you all!5
 
I've sung you
This song
So that all good people know
How I sorted out the guys.
 
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
My guelder-rose, my raspberry.
 
  • 1. The lyrics is in one of the Western Ukrainian dialects. Some words have unusual forms or an obscure meaning.
  • 2. In Ukrainian it's literally "May God protect you!"
  • 3. Mentioning animals with no obvious connection to the story is common for Ukrainian folklore
  • 4. Mentioning plants with no obvious connection to the story is common too
  • 5. In Ukrainian it's literally "Be healthy all of you!"
Submitted by ajshdgf85 on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 08:45
Added in reply to request by Vali Tanase
Last edited by ajshdgf85 on Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:33
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Карпатський Реп

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