Haris Alexiou-To tango tis Nefelis





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Uploaded on Oct 29, 2006

To video clip tou tragoudiou (video clip)
Music: Loreena McKennitt
Lyrics: Haris Alexiou

The music (Tango to Evora) is composed by Loreena MacKenitt.
Haris Alexiou is the first who has written lyrics and made this melody a song (MacKenitt used to sing vocalisms).
When Alexiou heard this melody, asked from MacKenitt the permission to add the lyrics she wrote and so, this great song was born!
The song was firstly recorded by Alexiou in 1996.

the lyrics (both in Greek and English):
Το τανγκό της Νεφέλης

Το χρυσό κουρέλι
που στα μαλλιά της, φόραγε η Νεφέλη
να ξεχωρίζει απ΄ όλους μες στ΄ αμπέλι
ήρθανε δυο μικροί- μικροί αγγέλοι
και το κλέψανε

Δυό μικροί αγγέλοι
που στα όνειρα τους, θέλαν τη Νεφέλη
να την ταΐζουνε ρόδι και μέλι
να μην θυμάται, να ξεχνάει τι θέλει,
την πλανέψανε

Υάκινθοι και κρίνα
της κλέψαν τ΄ άρωμα και το φοράνε
κι οι έρωτες πετώντας σαϊτιές
την περιγελούν

Μα ο καλός ο Δίας
της παίρνει το νερό της εφηβείας
την κάνει σύννεφο και την σκορπά
για να μην την βρουν.

Golden ribbons
Nefeli wore (in her hair)
To stand out from the others in the vineyard.
Along came two boy angels
and stole them from her.

Two boy angels
Dreamt of feeding Nefeli
With pomegranates and honey
To cloud her memory, to forget what she wants,
They tempted her away.

Hyacinths and lilies,
stole and wore her perfume.
Cupids fired arrows
and bewildered her.

But kind God Zeus
Takes her water of youth
turns her to a cloud and scatters her around
So they cannot find her.

translation provided by zeena61
(thank you!!)


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