Can Anyone Help with a Greek Kids Song?

Mary wrote:

I am of Greek decent but I have forgotten most of my Greek. I do remember vaguely a song my yia yia used to sing. I was wondering if you could help me with it.

I found this on the internet, but the song I remember is much shorter and ends with “ya ma ta zahara, ta!”. The first 2 lines are the same.

From the internet:

Κούνια, μπέλα 
έσπασε η κουτέλα, 
βγήκε μια κοπέλα, 
που’ τρωγε σταφύλια. 
Της ζήτησα μια ρώγα, 
μου δωσε ένα μπάτσο, 
έπεσα στο βάτο, 
βγήκα το Σαββάτο. 

Thanks for your help.

Mary

If anyone can help Mary, and/or translate this song, please comment below or email me at lisa@mamalisa.com .

Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Can Anyone Help with a Greek Kids Song?”

  1. Ioannis (Yanni) Zervoudakis Says:

    Κούνια – μπέλα
    έπεσε η κοπέλα
    κι έσπασε τα πιάτα
    γεμάτα ζαχαράτα!

    Should you descendants come from Northern Greece, around the Veroia area, then this is what you’ve been looking for!

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