Abagar Quartet - Oy, mori, kavale (Ой, мори, кавале) (English translation)

Bulgarian

Oy, mori, kavale (Ой, мори, кавале)

Ой, мори кавале,
Кавале, мори.
Кавале, кавале,
 
Ой, мори, що ми се вико дочуе
Гукай ми, думай, голубе (2)
У горна, долна махала
У поповата меяна.
Гукай ми, гукай, голубе
У поповата меяна.
 
Кавале, кавале, мори.
Кавале, кавале,
 
Ой, мори, дали се коне водея
Или се моми краднея? (2)
Нито се коне водея,
Нело са мома краднея.
Гукай ми, думай, голубе,
Нело са мома краднея.
 
Кавале, кавале, мори.
Кавале, кавале,
Мори, кавале.
 
Submitted by kdravia on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:06
Last edited by CherryCrush on Mon, 09/01/2017 - 18:49
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English translation

Oh, you, kaval

Oh, you, kaval1.
You, kaval,
Kaval, kaval,
 
Oh, you, I think I've heard a voice,
Coo to me, talk to me, dove (x2)
In the upper , in the lower district,
In the priest's tavern.
Coo to me, coo to me, dove
In the priest's tavern.
 
You, kaval, kaval,
Kaval, kaval.
 
Oh, whether someone leads horses
Or someone steals maidens2
Neither someone leads horses
Nor someone steals maidens.
Coo to me, talk to me, dove
Nor someone steals maidens.
 
You, kaval, kaval,
Kaval, kaval.
You, kaval.
 
  • 1. Typical for Bulgaria woodwind instrument - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaval
  • 2. This is an old tradition when you want to marry a girl you like - just steal her from her parent's house. Usually the girl lives in different village than the one who steals her and is very common if she haven't met the guy before. Something like stealing of a maiden is depicted in the movie 'Borat' where Borat tried to steal Pamela Anderson
Submitted by kdravia on Fri, 13/10/2017 - 04:23
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