Opa Tsupa

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Opa Tsupa
Traditional Romani Gypsy Tune
Lead Vocals – Laura B


Me sem chora chavoro,
Khelav rom majlacho,
Oj andale mandale,
E chora man astaren.

Kas me astarav,
Me mange asav,
Samoi je chaj ni mangel,
Voj manda nashel

O opa tsupa
So te mande chaje muka,
Ti daj ka merel ako ni chele.
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde,
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde.

I svirache ka chelel,
Noj ni mangel te chelel,
Oj andale mandale,
Mudarela o devel.

Ava Ruzha ava kel,
Pa i tiro mek avel,
Oj andale mandale,
I svirache bashalel.

I am a poor guy,
One of the best dancers,
The girls grab me to dance.
Whomever I grab is glad,
Only one girl doesn’t want to dance,
She runs away from me.
O girl, why are you making trouble for me?
May your mother die if you don’t dance!
Come on, come on, Come on!
All the girls are dancing,
But she is crying sadly,
In my heart a fire burns.
Come on, Rosa, come and dance,
Then you’ll get married.
Even the musicians are dancing.
Whomever I grab is glad,
Only one girl doesn’t want to dance,
She runs away from me.

lyrics

Me sem chora chavoro,
Khelav rom majlacho,
Oj andale mandale,
E chora man astaren.

Kas me astarav,
Me mange asav,
Samoi je chaj ni mangel,
Voj manda nashel

O opa tsupa
So te mande chaje muka,
Ti daj ka merel ako ni chele.
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde,
Lumbaj , lumbaj, lumbalaj ajde ajde ajde.

I svirache ka chelel,
Noj ni mangel te chelel,
Oj andale mandale,
Mudarela o devel.

Ava Ruzha ava kel,
Pa i tiro mek avel,
Oj andale mandale,
I svirache bashalel.

I am a poor guy,
One of the best dancers,
The girls grab me to dance.
Whomever I grab is glad,
Only one girl doesn’t want to dance,
She runs away from me.
O girl, why are you making trouble for me?
May your mother die if you don’t dance!
Come on, come on, Come on!
All the girls are dancing,
But she is crying sadly,
In my heart a fire burns.
Come on, Rosa, come and dance,
Then you’ll get married.
Even the musicians are dancing.
Whomever I grab is glad,
Only one girl doesn’t want to dance,
She runs away from me.

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from I Monti, released May 23, 2014

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Chaika Sydney, Australia

Based in Sydney, the six-piece ensemble Chaika take their name from the Bulgarian word for ‘seagull’. Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music. Like their namesake, Chaika gently wander through foreign lands, through storms and through stories, emerging rich with experience and an enchanting tale to tell. ... more

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