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Songs by Lili Ivanova with Lyrics by Damyan Damyanov

Created by Ondagordanto on 24 Apr 2019 | Last edited by Ondagordanto on 17 May 2019
Songs by Lili Ivanova with Lyrics by Damyan Damyanov

Lili Ivanova (born April 24, 1939), considered the prima of Bulgarian pop music, started her career all the way back in the beginning of the 1960s. Her first LP, Recital Lili Ivanova, was released in 1964 in Romania. Up to this day, her repertoire extends up to roughly around 300 songs (and probably more). Many of them have their lyrics based on poems written by famous poets who belong to the Bulgarian modern poetry period, the most notable among them being Damyan Damyanov (1935–1999), Pavel Matev (1924–2006), Mihail Belchev (1946) and Nadezhda Zaharieva (1944).

In occasion of Lili's 80th birthday this year (Fun fact: Barbra Streisand was born on the same day, but in 1942), I have planned to make a series of collections about Lili's songs. They will appear gradually, as not all songs by certain poets and composers are currently on LT (I'm working on it), plus, they take time to be done properly. Once I'm done with these collections, I'll gather them in a bigger, "mother", collection, which will lead to every single one of them so that they can be accessed easily.

As the title suggests, the purpose of this collection is to gather all songs with lyrics by Damyan Damyanov and performed by Lili Ivanova. They will be sorted alphabetically. In the description box for each song there will be the names of the authors of the music and the arrangement, the albums and their corresponding years the songs appeared in, and, when possible, a link to Damyanov's poem in its original form.

(On the picture: Damyan Damyanov giving Lili Ivanova a kiss on the cheek. Year: probably around 1995.)

I include Lili Ivanova's artist page here so that the collection can appear in it.

Artist | Bulgaria Poetry

I include Damyan Damyanov's artist page here so that the collection can appear in it.

Amazonian Girl

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973.

April Fools' Joke

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Ivan Peev

Released as a single in 1968, never appeared in official albums of Lili's.

Augusta

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Mitko Shterev

Initially included in the album Обичам те ("I Love You") from 1972, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well.

Venus

Music: Hetko Nikolov
Arrangement: Milcho Leviev

Lili's first song with lyrics based on a poem by Damyanov. Included in the album Пее Лили Иванова ("Lili Ivanova Singing") from 1967.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Everlasting Run

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Misho Vaklinov

Although Lili and Asen Gargov recorded two albums together, this song was never included in neither of them, but was released as a single only: Шега/Вечен бяг ("Joke/Everlasting Run") from 1977.

Tear Out Every Grief

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Вечност ("Eternity") from 1973.

Day

Music and arrangement: Mitko Shterev

Initially included in the album Вечност ("Eternity") from 1973, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well.

Childhood

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Вечност ("Eternity") from 1973, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well.

My Life

Music: Alexander Kiprov
Arrangement: Alexander Kiprov, Danail Draganov

Included in the album Готови ли сте за Любов? ("Are You Ready for Love?") from 1995.

I Was Born for Love

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Initially included in the album Този свят е тъй прекрасен ("This World Is so Wonderful") from 1970, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well.

Icon

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Гълъбът ("The Dove") from 1977.

Intimately

Music: Asen Gargov
Arrangement: Alexander Kiprov

Initially included in the album Ти ме повика ("You Called My Name") from 1987. Later included in the album Една любов ("One Love") from 2008 with an arrangement by Emil Boyadzhiev.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Translations:  Transliteration

And Go Again

Music and arrangement: Alexander Kiprov, Tsvetan Vladovski

Initially included in the album Хазарт ("Gambling") from 1993. Later included in the albums Една любов ("Without Rules") from 2006 and Една любов ("One Love") from 2008 with an arrangement by Emil Boyadzhiev.

A third version of it was included in the album Поетът ("The Poet") from 2014 with an arrangement by Angel Dyulgerov.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

When I Met You for the First Time

Music and arrangement: Asen Gargov

Included in the album Моят град ("My Town") from 1979.

Love Is Life

Music and arrangement: Nayden Andreev

Included in the album Щурче ("Cricket") from 1982.

Cradle

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Танго ("Tango") from 1975.

A Dream

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Mitko Shterev

Included in the album Обичам те ("I Love You") from 1972.

Farewell

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Toncho Rusev, Tenko Slavov

Included in the album Стари мой приятелю ("My Old Friend of Mine") from 1976.

Saying Goodbye

Music: Asen Gargov
Arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Предупреждение ("Warning") from 1981.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Our Summer

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Mitko Shterev

Initially included in the album Вечност ("Eternity") from 1973. Later included in the album Една любов ("One Love") from 2008 with an arrangement by Emil Boyadzhiev.

Translations:  Esperanto

This World Never Gets Old

Music and arragement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Моят град ("My Town") from 1979.

I Love You

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Mitko Shterev

Included in the eponymous album Обичам те from 1972, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well.

Fireplace

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Ivan Peev

Included in the album Моят град ("My Town") from 1979.

The Fire

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Mitko Shterev

Initially included in the album Обичам те ("I Love You") from 1972, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973.

Stay

Music and arrangement: Rafi Zhamakortsyan

Included in the album Искам те ("I Want You") from 1984.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

From Town to Town

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Ivan Peev

Initially included in the album Обичам те ("I Love You") from 1972 under the title От град на град. Later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 under the title След концерта ("After the Concert").

Fairs

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Initially included in the eponymous album Панаири from 1973. Later included in the album Една любов ("One Love") from 2008 with an arrangement by Emil Boyadzhiev.

Despair

Music and arrangement: Alexander Kiprov, Danail Draganov

Initially included in the album Готови ли сте за Любов? ("Are You Ready for Love?") from 1995. Later included in the albums Илюзия, наречена любов ("An Illusion Called Love") from 2003 and Без правила ("Without Rules") with an arrangement by Ivan Lechev.

A third version of it was included in the album Поетът ("The Poet") from 2014 arranged by Angel Dyulgerov.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

The Last Leaf

Music and arrangement: Nayden Andreev

Included in the album Искам те ("I Want You") from 1984.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Warning

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Ivan Kutikov

Included in the eponymous album Предупреждение from 1981.

Click here to see the original poem by Damyanov.

The Bird

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Initially included in the album Обичам те ("I Love You") from 1972, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well, with an epygraph on the back side of the LP sleeve: В памет на Паша Христова ("In memory of Pasha Hristova"). Pasha Hristova was a popular Bulgarian singer from the '60s and the '70s, who died in a plane crash on December 21, 1971 in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The Ukrainian singer Sofia Rotaru made a cover of it, singing in Bulgarian.

Passing Each Other

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Ivan Peev

Included in the album Животът ни събира, животът ни разделя ("Life Brings Us Together, Life Tears Us Apart") from 1978.

Scatter Me All Around

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Initially included in the album Camino from 1969, later included in the albums Обичам те ("I Love You") from 1972 and Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973.

The Seventeen-Year-Olds

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Този свят е тъй прекрасен ("This World Is so Wonderful") from 1970.

Let's Go Through the World with Love

Music: Toncho Rusev
Arrangement: Ivan Peev

Included in the album Животът ни събира, животът ни разделя ("Life Brings Us Together, Life Tears Us Apart") from 1978.

A Play

Music and arrangement: Rumen Boyadzhiev

Recorded around 1990, but included in the album Без правила ("Without Rules") from 2006.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Translations:  Italian

A Random Day Brought Us Together

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Вечност ("Eternity") from 1973.

Steps

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973, later included in the album Панаири ("Fairs") from 1973 as well.

Cold

Music and arrangement: Asen Gargov

Included in the album Тежка сватба ("Heavy Wedding") from 1989.

Tango with the Memory

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the album Танго ("Tango") from 1975.

This World Is so Wonderful

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Included in the eponymous album Този свят е тъй прекрасен from 1970.

Translations:  Czech

At Home

Music and arrangement: Toncho Rusev

Initially included in the album Стари мой приятелю ("My Old Friend of Mine") from 1976. Later included in the album ("One Love") from 2008 with an arrangement by Emil Boyadzhiev.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Gambling

Music and arrangement: Alexander Kiprov

Included in the eponymous album Хазарт from 1993.

Miracle

Music: Bentsion Eliezer
Arrangement: FSB

Initially included in the compilation album Златният Орфей '82 ("The Golden Orpheus '82"). Later included in the album Без правила ("Without Rules") from 2006 with an arrangement by Emil Boyadzhiev.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Translations:  Italian Esperanto

Cricket

Music and arrangement: Nayden Andreev

Included in the eponymous album Щурче from 1982. Later included in the album Поетът ("The Poet") from 2014 with an arrangement by Angel Dyulgerov.

Click here for the original poem by Damyanov.

Translations:  English Russian Norwegian
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