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Μάτια Μου Όμορφα
(Matia Mou Omorfa)

(My Beautiful Eyes)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Greek song "Matia Mou Omorfa" (Μάτια Μου Όμορφα), which was originally sung by Antonis Kardamilis and later by Evita Sereti and Hristos Holidis. Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

About the Singers

Antonis Kardamilis, the original artist, is Greek Roma. Evita Sereti, who later recorded this song, is also Greek Roma. Hristos Holidis is Pontian Anatolian Greek.

Song: Matia Mou Omorfa (My Beautiful Eyes), 2012

Lyrics: Stavros Pazaredzis

Music: Stavros Pazaredzis

Original Artist: Antonis Kardamilis

Has Also Been Recorded By:

  • Evita Sereti
  • Hristos Holidis, 2019

Dance Style:

  • Belly Dance

Album: An Akoma M' Agapas (If You Still Love Me), 2012

Τραγούδι: Μάτια Μου Όμορφα, 2012

Στίχοι: Σταύρος Παζαρεντζης

Μουσική: Σταύρος Παζαρεντζης

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Αντώνης Καρδαμίλης

Άλλοι Ερμηνευτές:

  • Εβίτα Σερέτη
  • Χρήστος Χολίδης, 2019

Χορός: Οριεντάλ, Χορό Της Κοιλιάς, Ανατολίτικο Χορό, Τσιφτετέλι, Τσιφτετέλια, Χανούμικο, Κελικός Χορός

Άλμπουμ: Αν Ακόμα Μ' Αγαπάς

 

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Lyrics

Numbers in parentheses refer to footnotes that appear at the bottom of the translation.

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Με τη' ματιά σου me ti' matia sou With your glance,
όλο το κόσμο τον μαγεύεις olo to kosmo ton mayevis you enchant the entire world.
έτσι και εμένα έχεις κάνει σαν τρελό etsi ke emena ehis kani san trelo And that's how you made me crazy.
και αν η καρδιά μου ke an ee kardia mou And even if my heart
σταματήσει να χτυπάει stamatisi na htipai stops beating,
εγώ θα σ' αγαπώ ego tha s' agapo I will love you.
και αν η καρδιά μου ke an ee kardia mou And even if my heart
σταματήσει να χτυπάει stamatisi na htipai stops beating,
εγώ θα σ' αγαπώ ego tha s' agapo I will love you.
     
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου μαγεμένα matia mou mayemena my majestic eyes,
μαζί σου εγώ θα ζω mazi sou ego tha zo together with you I will live
ζωή παραμυθένια zoi paramithenia a fairy tale life.
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,

μάτια μου αγαπημένα

matia mou agapimena my lovable eyes,
μεσ' στο σκοτάδι είσαι mes' sto skotadi ise in the dark
φως εσύ για μένα fos esi ya mena you are light for me.
     

Instrumental

Instrumental

Instrumental

     
Με τη' ματιά σου me ti' matia sou With your glance,
όλο το κόσμο τον μαγεύεις olo to kosmo ton mayevis you enchant the whole world.
έτσι και εγώ για σένα etsi ke ego ya sena That's why for you,
σβήνω σαν κερί svino san keri I go out like a candle.
και τη' ζωή μου αν χρειαστεί θα στην χαρίσω ke ti' zoi mou an hriasti tha stin hariso And if needed, I will give my life
για ένα σου φιλί ya ena sou fili for one of your kisses.
και τη' ζωή μου αν χρειαστεί θα στην χαρίσω ke ti' zoi mou an hriasti tha stin hariso And if needed, I will give my life
για ένα σου φιλί ya ena sou fili for one of your kisses.
     
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου μαγεμένα matia mou mayemena my majestic eyes,
μαζί σου εγώ θα ζω mazi sou ego tha zo together with you I will live
ζωή παραμυθένια zoi paramithenia a fairy tale life.
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου αγαπημένα matia mou agapimena my lovable eyes,
μεσ' στο σκοτάδι είσαι mes' sto skotadi ise in the dark
φως εσύ για μένα fos esi ya mena you are light for me.
     
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου μαγεμένα matia mou mayemena my majestic eyes,
μαζί σου εγώ θα ζω mazi sou ego tha zo together with you I will live
ζωή παραμυθένια zoi paramithenia a fairy tale life.
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου αγαπημένα matia mou agapimena my lovable eyes,
μεσ' στο σκοτάδι είσαι mes' sto skotadi ise in the dark
φως εσύ για μένα fos esi ya mena you are light for me.
     

Instrumental

Instrumental

Instrumental

     
μάτια matia Eyes.
μάτια μου μαγεμένα matia mou mayemena My majestic eyes,
ζωή παραμυθένια zoi paramithenia a fairy tale life.
μάτια matia Eyes.
μάτια μου αγαπημένα matia mou agapimena My lovable eyes.
μεσ' στο σκοτάδι είσαι mes' sto skotadi ise In the dark,
φως εσύ για μένα fos esi ya mena you are light for me.
     
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου μαγεμένα matia mou mayemena my majestic eyes,
μαζί σου εγώ θα ζω mazi sou ego tha zo together with you I will live
ζωή παραμυθένια zoi paramithenia a fairy tale life.
Μάτια μου όμορφα matia mou omorfa My beautiful eyes,
μάτια μου αγαπημένα matia mou agapimena my lovable eyes,
μεσ' στο σκοτάδι είσαι mes' sto skotadi ise in the dark
φως εσύ για μένα fos esi ya mena you are light for me.

 

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About the Translator

This page was contributed by Panayiota Bakis Mohieddin, who is happy to share her culture and music she grew up with! Here's how Panayiota describes her background:

I always love engaging with intelligent like-minded people, especially artists. I love sharing anything and everything about my Hellenic culture and upbringing, especially music and dance. A conversation with me will bring you back to America's favorite Greek-American movie by Nia Vardalos called My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

I love investigating Greek culture, history, music, and dance. Speaking of investigating, I think I missed my calling, I probably should have been an investigator. Instead, I use those skills to dig and dig and dig tirelessly, often times falling asleep on my laptop... just to find the truth. But, most importantly, accurate truth. For me personally, and other respectable folklorists, my culture and accuracy are very important. Each generation of ethnic born artists has a duty to do the best it can to pass down our traditions as was taught to us. We have been given this artistic gift to be the gatekeepers of our heritage and culture.

Panayiota

 

 

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