Ηρωινη και Μαυρακι

Sotiris Gavalas, 1936, “Heroin and Hashish,” with Stellakis singing:

Να ξεφύγω δεν μπορούσα
Καθώς γύριζα απ’ την Προύσα
Με πρόδωσαν κάτι μπράβοι
Και με πιάσαν στο καράβι

Είχα ράψει στο σακάκι
Δυο σακούλες με μαυράκι
Και στα κούφια μου τακούνια
ηρωίνη ως τα μπούνια

Θα γεμισαν οι λουλάδες,
Κλάψτε τώρα ντερβισάδες
Θα γινότανε γιαγκίνι
με μαυράκι κι ηρωίνη

Ε, ρε το `χω κάνει τάμα
Θα μισέψω γι άλλο πράμα
Γεια σου, Προύσα, παινεμένη
και στον κόσμο ξακουσμένη

I couldn’t get away
as I was returning from Prousa,
some guys fingered me
and they got me on the boat.

I’d sewn two bags
of hash into my jacket,
and in my hollow heels
heroin up to the top.

The loulades would have been full,
cry, dervishes!
We would have had quite a party
with hash and heroin.

Now I’ve made a vow
to leave this for something else.
So long, Famous Prousa,
known all over the world.

 

The original:

 

A solid modern version:

 

Want to learn the song? Here you go:

 

 

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