Notes

Pronunciation:

Mia forá ki énan kairó
éstise o lagós choró
kai t' aidhóni tragoudhoúse
me foní melodhikí
ki o lagós choropidoúse
ki óloi thávmazan ekeí

Mia chelóna prochoreí
kai zilévei kai tharreí
pos choró kai keíni xérei
kai fonázei sto lagó
éla piáse me ap' to chéri
na s' akolouthó ki egó

O lagós kairó de chánei
ap' to chéri tíne piánei
kai chorévondas pigaínoun
kai ti sérnei kai yelá
mia chlóna fortoméni
péftei kai katrakilá

The accents mark the stressed vowels:
i, í, ei, éi =ee
e, é, ai= "e" as in "bet":
"eí" = dieresis e- ee
ou, oú = oo
ch as in German "Bach" or Scottish "loch"
ch as in German "ich"
dh= as "this, that" in English
th = as "thick, thin" in English
y = as in "you"
g = a gargling sound, like the German "ch" in "Bach", but voiced.

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Song by Ιωάννης Πολέμης - Ioannis Polemis (1862 - 1924).

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Translated by Lisa Yannucci.

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