Friday, February 3, 2017

Galabo


I haven't really liked a Bulgarian song in years. Maybe since the times of KariZma. But it's obvious for me, that to fully appreciate a song, it has to be written in your native language. The lyrics, sometimes, speak directly to your heart, and even stronger than the music. And when lyrics so powerful are combined with a touching music, and the vocals are clear and strong, the result is magical.
I have also tried to translate the lyrics into English, but it was difficult, once because it's a love poem, and second - because they've used the traditional Bulgarian folklore style.

I hope you like the song, and while listening to it, you'll try to recall the most magical love of your life, when you have dissolved into the other person, and they've dissolved into you, until there was only one soul and body...


And here come the lyrics and beneath it - my humble translation.


Очите ти, Гълъбо, очите ти, малки вселени са очите ти.
Очите ми, Гълъбо, очите ми,
пълни със тебе са очите ми.

Ръцете ти, Гълъбо, ръцете ти,
мека постеля са ръцете ти.
Ръцете ми, Гълъбо, ръцете ми,
спрели са времето ръцете ми.

Душата ти, Гълъбо, душата ти,
лека и волна е душата ти.
Душата ми, Гълъбо, душата ми,
твоя е, морна е, душата ми.

Устата ти, Гълъбо, устата ти,
извор планински е устата ти.
Устата ми, Гълъбо, устата ми,
огнена лава е устата ми.

Душата ти, Гълъбо, душата ти,
лека и волна е душата ти.
Душата ми, Гълъбо, душата ми,
твоя е и морна е.

Сърцето ти, Гълъбо, сърцето ти, песен любовна е, сърцето ти.
Сърцето ми, Гълъбо, сърцето ми,
пролет зелена е,
огнено лято е,
есен дъждовна е,
ледена зима е…


Your eyes, Dove, your eyes,
Small universes your eyes are.
My eyes, Dove, my eyes,
Full with you my eyes are.

Your hands, Dove, your hands,
Soft bedding your hands are.
My hands, Dove, my hands,
Stopped the time, my hands have.

Your soul, Dove, your soul,
Light and gusty your soul is.
My soul, Dove, my soul,
Yours it is, aweary it is, my soul.

Your mouth, Dove, your mouth,
Spring from the mountain your mouth is.
My mouth, Dove, my mouth,
Fiery lava my mouth is.

Your soul, Dove, your soul,
Light and gusty your soul is.
My soul, Dove, my soul,
Yours and aweary it is.

Your heart, Dove, your heart,
Song of love, your heart is.
My heart, Dove, my heart,
Spring in green it is,
Summer in fire it is,
Autumn in rain it is,
Winter in ice it is …





1 comments:

essay writing help said...

Wow this was quite a different song, very nice and slow. Love the lyrics as well, also thank you for the translation, helps understand it better. Keep up the good work!

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