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    I haven't hear this since high school but I found a recording. Can anyone provide the lyrics (english transliteration, please)

    Here is the song:
    http://www.imeem.com/people/h-1FRxF/...amayak_janmp3/

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    Here you are! Note, "Hamayak" is a male's name. This is a very old Armenian song, which I personally love. It's a funny and romantic song about a man named Hamayak. The singer is in love with him and his beauty, but he has absolutely no wealth (thus, the teasing about his boots). She says that she wants to marry him anyway, despite his financial standing. She says that she'd rather starve to death, than be without him. Enjoy!

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    "Hamayak Jan" (Dear Hamayak) by Loussik Kodjian

    Yekek dzez mer gyugh tanem
    (Come, I’ll take you to our farm/village)
    Hamayaki govqn anem
    (I will praise Hamayak)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Hamayakin karnem
    (I will buy [meaning I will marry] Hamayak)
    Karotits ch mermen
    (So I don’t die from missing him)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)

    Hamayaki achkera
    (Hamayak’s eyes)
    Mer luys unka gishera
    (Our bright/light-filled night)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Hamayakin karnem
    (I will buy [meaning I will marry] Hamayak)
    Sera sirus kharnem
    (Mix his love with my love / put our love together)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)

    Ashtaraki popoka
    (Ashtarak’s [Ashtarak is an Armenian city] walnuts)
    Hamayaki sapoka
    (Hamayak’s boot)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Hamayakin karnem
    (I will buy [meaning I will marry] Hamayak)
    Togh anoti mermen
    (Let me starve to death)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)

    HAMAYAK JAN,
    (DEAR HAMAYAK,)
    HAMAYAK JAN HAZAR ERNEK SRTIT SIRUN; QO ANBAKHT YARIN; QO ANGIN QARIN
    (DEAR HAMAYAK, LUCKY IS THE LOVER OF YOUR HEART; YOUR UNLUCKY LOVER; YOUR PRICELESS [priceless here -- meaning very, very valuable] STONE/GEM)
    HAMAYAK JAN
    (DEAR HAMAYAK)

    Tsarri vra karmir noor
    (Red pomegranate on the tree)
    Sirtus unkela murmoor
    (my hearts fallen into pain/burning)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Hamayakin karnem
    (I will buy [meaning I will marry] Hamayak)
    Karotits ch mermen
    (So I don’t die from missing him)

    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Dzoon dnem taven khashem
    (The egg I’ll put in a pan, and boil)
    Nstem eresat ashem
    (I’ll sit and look at/admire your face)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Hamayakin karnem
    (I will buy [meaning I will marry] Hamayak)
    Sera sirus kharnem
    (Mix his love with my love / put our love together)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)

    Tsari takin hov kami
    (Under the tree, cool/shade breeze)
    Sirunerin hov kani
    (It was cool [blow a breeze toward] the beauty)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)
    Siretsir inchi charrar
    (If you loved, why didn’t you buy [meaning why didn’t you select for marriage])
    Kez tam grogha tani
    (I give you—allow hell to take you [LITERALLY—BUT IT JUST MEANS “TO HELL WITH YOU”])
    Hamayak jan
    (dear Hamayak)

    HAMAYAK JAN,
    (DEAR HAMAYAK,)
    HAMAYAK JAN HAZAR ERNEK SRTIT SIRUN; QO ANBAKHT YARIN; QO ANGIN QARIN
    (DEAR HAMAYAK, LUCKY IS THE LOVER OF YOUR HEART; YOUR UNLUCKY LOVER; YOUR PRICELESS [priceless here -- meaning very, very valuable] STONE/GEM)
    HAMAYAK JAN
    (DEAR HAMAYAK)

    Hamayakin karnem
    (I will buy [literally means "buy", but we use it to mean "marry"] Hamayak)
    Togh anoti mermen
    (Let me starve to death)
    Hamayak jan
    (Dear Hamayak)

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    Thank you soooooo much. I've known this song for so long, you wouldn't believe it! I could not understand the words well enough to trust my transliteration. Thanks again!
    Gott zur Ehr, dem nächsten zur Wehr

    What if they gave a fire and nobody came.

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    you're very welcome! i'm glad i could help!

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