Αραμπας Περνα, Τσιτσανης, 1948

Here’s a great Tsitsanis tune, in which Markos Vamvakaris and Soula Kalfopoulou sing. It’s actually a better song if it’s played a little more slowly.

“The Carriage Passes,” 1948

Αραμπάς περνά
η σατράπισσα
που αγάπησα είναι μέσα
αγκαλιάζεται
κι ούτε νιάζεται η μπαμπέσα

Αραμπάς περνά
με την βλάμισσα
που χαράμισα τη ζωή μου
με ρεστάρισε,
στραπατσάρισε το τσαρδί μου

Αραμπάς περνά
ωχ μανούλα μου
η καρδούλα μου πώς χτυπάει
η σατράπισσα
που αγάπησα μ’ άλλον πάει

The carriage passes,
The satrapissa who I loved
is inside.
She’s in the arm’s of another,
and doesn’t care,
the babesa.

The carriage passes
with that woman inside
who I wasted my life on.
She ruined me,
made a mess of my place.

The carriage passes,
ox, manoula mou!
my heart how it beats,
The satrapissa who I loved
is with another.

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