This song was written in the poetic genre called Bayati. In Bayati poems, each line generally has 7 syllables.

"Sari gelin" (Blond Bride) is from the point of view of someone calling or speaking to someone.

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Notes

*"This is absolutely literal, the meaning of this is really that they will not let me marry you, but according to the old tradition girls were given... and when someone wanted to get married, people were told that for example, 'Aliyev's family are not going to give us their daughter.' In the past, the girls' opinion wasn't important, now traditions have changed but phrase 'give the girl' is still in use." -Najiba
**"Aman" is an expression of sorrow. It's an interjection.

Najiba wrote, "I had problem translating this sentence 'Ne ola bir gün görem' - 'What If I just could one day see...'

In this sentence, there's an expression of the desire to see her face. The phrase 'Ne ola' can mean the begging of something, for example from God, but about something that could not come true, something impossible."

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Note about "Sari Gelen" - "Sari" can mean "blond", "yellow" "fair" or "mountain" and can also refer to a person's soul. "Gelen" can mean "bride", as well as "maiden" or "girl".

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Translated by Najiba Rafizade

Image: Renoir

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