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    Yıldız Tilbe - Karpuz Getir Yiyeyim:

    Karpuz getir yiyeyim
    Aç odanı gireyim
    Uyan uyan sar beni
    Yar olduğun bileyim

    Karpuzlar yenmez oldu
    Sıcaktan benzim soldu
    Bir yar sevdim o dahi
    Gitti de gelmez oldu

    Karpuzun al dilimi
    Nettin benim yârimi
    Gülümü koklayanlar
    Göze alsın ölümü

    Karşıda elmalıklar
    Suda oynar balıklar
    Ne böyle sevdalar
    Ne böyle ayrılıklar

    Karşıdan görünürsün
    Çarşafa bürünürsün
    İpek çarşaf içinde
    Ne güzel görünürsün

    Karpuz kestim sulandı
    Yedim başım dolandı
    Kırılası kollarım
    İnce bele dayandı

    Karşıdan görünürsün
    Çarşafa bürünürsün
    İpek çarşaf içinde
    Ne güzel görünürsün


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    Karpuz getir yiyeyim
    bring some watermelon i shall eat*

    Aç odanı gireyim
    open ur room i shall enter

    Uyan uyan sar beni
    wake up wake up hug me

    Yar olduğun bileyim
    so i shall know that u r my lover


    Karpuzlar yenmez oldu
    watermelos became tasteless*

    Sıcaktan benzim soldu
    because of hot weather i became pale (means she/he became sick)

    Bir yar sevdim o dahi
    i loved someone,even her

    Gitti de gelmez oldu
    left and didnt come back

    Karpuzun al dilimi
    red piece of watermelon*

    Nettin benim yârimi
    what did u do to my lover?(means,what happened to my lover ,i have no news about her/him)

    Gülümü koklayanlar
    the ones who smells my rose (metafor ,rose means the precious lover and smelling means, like someone else try to touch her)

    Göze alsın ölümü
    (they)shall count themselves as dead people


    Karşıda elmalıklar
    apple gardens are in front of us (across there are apple trees)*

    Suda oynar balıklar
    fishes play in the water*

    Ne böyle sevda ola
    there shouldnt be love like this

    Ne böyle ayrılıklar
    neither shouldn be seperations like this

    Karşıdan görünürsün
    u r seen from the across

    Çarşafa bürünürsün
    u wear ur hijab

    İpek çarşaf içinde
    in the silk hijab

    Ne güzel görünürsün
    how beatiful u look

    Karpuz kestim sulandı
    i chop the watermelon and it became watery*

    Yedim başım dolandı
    i ate it and felt dizzy

    Kırılası kollarım
    my arms which shall be broken(he cursed himself coz when he hugged her ,he became addicted to her and caused trouble for himself)

    İnce bele dolandı
    hugged the thin belly

    *this are special lyrics in this kinds of songs just to make rythm,this is type of song that we call''türkü'' turkish folk music..each city of turkey has songs of its own and the writers try to use the special thngs for the city in the song like this song is from my city Diyarbakır which is famous for watermelons that is why writer made rythm with watermelon..hope it is clear believe me some folk songs even hard for people from turkey to understand them..even harder to translate if anypart not clear ask mei mean in the end it is song from a lover to the girl he loves

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    Thank you very much for the very interesting explanations and of course for translation.

    In Germany in the 19th century most lyrics of folk songs were revised or substituted by intellectuals (Dichter und Denker), who removed all salacious elements (only few exceptions as "Dat du min leevsten büst") and implemented in each (!) song religiousness - the same happened with our fairy tales. So there are no songs in the world more boring than German folk songs.

    I really really enjoy the style of Türkü lyrics, wherein codes are used (karpuz) in order to smuggle "flesh and blood" in proper songs. Very nice mix!
    Last edited by Sofijski Mozart; 08-05-2010 at 12:59 AM.

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    ur welcome glad i could helped..

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