Turkish Folk - Elmaların Yongası (English translation)

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Elmaların Yongası

Elmaların yongası
Aslanım aman aman aman ey
Haydi sağ cebinde aynası
Aman aman aman
Sağ cebinde aynası
Vay vay
 
İki duvar arası
Aslanım aman aman aman ey
Haydi hovardalar yaylası
Aman aman aman
Hovardalar yaylası
Vay vay
 
Hop tara leyli leyli ellerine
Sarılaydım o incecik bellerine
Vay vay
 
Elmaların incesi
Aslanım aman aman aman ey
Haydi dibindedir goncası
Aman aman aman
Dibindedir goncası
Vay vay
 
Diz dize otururken
Aslanım aman aman aman ey
Haydi çıka geldi amcası
Aman aman aman
Çıka geldi amcası
Vay vay
 
Hop tara leyli leyli ellerine
Sarılaydım o incecik bellerine
Vay vay
 
Submitted by lailaayman on Sat, 12/08/2017 - 10:32
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English translation

Peel(or chip) of the apples

Peel of the apples
My boldest, oh, oh, oh, hey
Come on; his mirror inside of his right pocket
oh, oh, oh
His mirror inside of his right pocket
Wow wow
 
Between two walls (refers prison)
My boldest, oh, oh, oh, hey
Go on! to masher's highland
oh, oh, oh
Masher's highland
Wow wow
 
Let's dance with hands
I shall hug your narrow belly
wow wow
 
Thinest of the apples
My boldest, oh, oh, oh, hey
Come on, The bud is located at bottom of the branch of tree
oh, oh, oh
bud is located at bottom of the branch of tree
Wow wow
 
when we were sitting knee to knee
her uncle came all of a sudden
oh, oh, oh
Come on, her uncle came all of a sudden
Wow wow
 
Let's dance with hands
I shall hug your narrow belly
wow wow
 
Submitted by Yekta Kurtcebe on Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:31
Added in reply to request by lailaayman
Author's comments:

The folk songs in Turkish are almost untranslatable. Most of native speaker Turks don't know the meaning of many words like (yonga, hovarda and gonca) Last of all 'Hop tara or (tere) leyli leyli' has no meaning. it is gibberish but it is saying that tell the people come on let's dance. I hope you all liked it. Regards

General note: These kind of folk song are always about a love between youngster and their disgusting, oppressive relatives against their love. Feudalism is the main issue in Anatolia.

Idioms from "Elmaların Yongası"
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