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Πάμε στοίχημα θα ξαναρθείς
(Pame Stihima Tha Xanarthis)

(Let’s Make a Bet You Will Return)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Pame Stihima Tha Xanarthis" (Πάμε στοίχημα θα ξαναρθείς), which was sung by Pantelis Pantelidis (Παντελής Παντελίδης). Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

This song was Track 6 on Pantelis Pantelidis' first album, which was titled Alkolikes I Nihtes.

Trivia note: at about 1:18, and also at the end, you hear the Greek Pontic kemenche which is a stringed musical instrument that resembles a violin. Many artists mix this instrument into their music, particularly if they are of Pontian descent, as this artist was.

For more information about the laiko and rebetiko styles of music, see Introduction to Laiko / Rebetiko Music elsewhere on this web site.

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 Pantelis Pantelidis

Pantelis Pantelidis was born in Athens in November, 1983. He was known as a singer, composer, and lyricist. As a self-taught musician, he abandoned his career in the Greek navy to pursue a musical career. He introduced his music initially through online videos to build a following, then released four albums to commercial success.

Pantelis won several awards at the MAD Video Music Awards:

  • In 2013 for Best New Artist
  • In 2014 for Best Music Video
  • In 2015 for Best Greek Male Vocalist
  • In 2015 for Best Music Video
  • In 2016, posthumously for Best Greek Male Vocalist , which was accepted by his family and his friends.

Two of his albums went platinum.

He died February 18, 2016 in a tragic car accident.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The photo shows Pantelis Pantelidis.

Pantelis

A personal note from the translator:

Dear fellow musician and dancer colleagues and students, we invite you to take a moment of silence to remember an amazing young talent who was taken from us at age 32. Pantelis Pantelidis, a modern Laiko singer, lost his life in February 2016, during a tragic car accident in Athens, Greece.

Pantelis was an exceptional artist and human being, a rising star, and was loved throughout all of Greece and the diaspora. His funeral gathered everyone. Businesses and night clubs shut down in mourning. His funeral was as big as that of Princess Diana. The Hellenic people love talent, but especially even more so when a talent comes from a simple family and is self made on his own. Much like the late Stelios Kazantzidis.

As the great female lyricist, Eftixia Papagianopoulou once said, "As long as there are Greeks and the young to sing and play the Rebetiko/Laiko music, then it will never die out."

I hope you will consider keeping Pantelis Pantelidis' memory alive by using his music.

Pantelis Pantelidis was one of the greatest artists of our time, whose life was tragically cut short. He was a fellow Anatolian Greek-Pontian.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The photo shows Pantelis Pantelidis.

Pantelis Pantelidis

Song: Pame Stihima Tha Xanarthis – Let’s Make a Bet You Will Return, 2012

Lyrics: Pantelis Pantelidis

Music: Pantelis Pantelidis

Original Artist: Pantelis Pantelidis

Τραγουδι: Πάμε στοίχημα θα ξαναρθείς, 2012

Μουσική: Παντελής Παντελίδης

Στίχοι: Παντελής Παντελίδης

Πρώτη εκτέλεση: Παντελής Παντελίδης

 

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Lyrics

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

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Πες στον άλλον pes ton alon Tell the guy
πως δικιά μου pos dikia mou that you'll be mine
μια ζωή θα είσαι mia zoi tha ise for an entire lifetime,
όσο εγώ κι εσύ oso ego ke esi as long as you and I
τα βράδια που περάσαμε μας καίνε ta vradia pou perasame mas kene the nights we pass together burn us.
πες στον άλλον και pes ston alon ke Also tell the guy
να πάει να γαμηθεί na pai na gamithi to go f*** himself,
γιατί ποτέ του δε θα δει yati pote tou de tha di because he will never see
δυο μάτια αντρικά να κλαίνε dio matia andrika na klene two male eyes crying.
     
Πάμε στοίχημα θα ξαναρθείς pame stihima tha xanarthis Let's make a bet you'll return
πάμε στοίχημα pame stihima Let's make a bet
μακριά μου δεν μπορείς makria mou den boris you can't be away frrom me
κι αν ρωτάς εγώ ke an rotas ego and if you ask me,
καρδούλα μου πώς τα περνάω kardoula mou pos ta pernao My Heart, how I am doing.
     
Δεν μπορώ να κοιμηθώ den boro na kimitho I can’t sleep
αν δε νιώθω τ' άρωμά σου an de niotho t’ aroma sou unless I feel your scent.
Δεν μπορώ να κοιμηθώ den boro na kimitho I can’t sleep
όσο δε χτυπάει στο στήθος μου τρελά η καρδιά σου oso de htipai sto stithos mou trela ee kardia sou so long as your heart is not beating crazily on my chest.
     
Έρχομαι με φόρα erhome me fora I am coming full speed
πες του έληξε το θέμα σας pes tou elixe to thema sas tell him your relationship with him is over
και γύρισε στον άντρα σου ke girise ston andra sou and return to your man
να πάρει σάρκα τ' όνειρό μας na pari sarka t’oniro mas to take our flesh in our dreams
Έρχομαι με φόρα erhome me fora I am coming full speed
πες του έκλεισε το σπίτι σας pes tou eklise to spiti sas tell him your home has closed (its over)
γέμισε βαλίτσες κι έλα gemise valitses ke ela fill your suitcases and come
άδειασέ τες στο δικό μας adiase tes sto diko mas empty them in our home
     
Πάμε στοίχημα θα ξαναρθείς pame stihima tha xanarthis Let's make a bet you'll return
πάμε στοίχημα pame stihima Let's make a bet
μακριά μου δεν μπορείς makria mou den boris you can't be away frrom me
κι αν ρωτάς εγώ ke an rotas ego and if you ask me,
καρδούλα μου πώς τα περνάω kardoula mou pos ta pernao My Heart, how I am doing.
     
Δεν μπορώ να κοιμηθώ den boro na kimitho I can’t sleep
αν δε νιώθω τ' άρωμά σου an de niotho t’ aroma sou unless I feel your scent.
Δεν μπορώ να κοιμηθώ den boro na kimitho I can’t sleep
όσο δε χτυπάει στο στήθος μου τρελά η καρδιά σου oso de htipai sto stithos mou trela ee kardia sou so long as your heart is not beating crazily on my chest.
     
Έρχομαι με φόρα erhome me fora I am coming full speed
πες του έληξε το θέμα σας pes tou elixe to thema sas tell him your relationship with him is over
και γύρισε στον άντρα σου ke girise ston andra sou and return to your man
να πάρει σάρκα τ' όνειρό μας na pari sarka t’oniro mas to take our flesh in our dreams
Έρχομαι με φόρα erhome me fora I am coming full speed
πες του έκλεισε το σπίτι σας pes tou eklise to spiti sas tell him your home has closed (its over)
γέμισε βαλίτσες κι έλα gemise valitses ke ela fill your suitcases and come
άδειασέ τες στο δικό μας adiase tes sto diko mas empty them in our home

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Cover

 

Artist: Pantelis Pantelidis
CD Title: Alkoolikes Oi Nychtes

 

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Translations of
Pantelis Pantelidis' Songs On This Site

Alphabetically by Song Title

Other translations of songs performed by Pantelis Pantelidis on this web site include:

Discography

The below list shows Pantelis' music arranged by album. Not all the songs are translated on this site. Those which do have translations on this site are shown as clickable links.

Album Title

Year

Cover Image

Track List

Alkoolikes Oi Nychtes 2012 Cover
Track
Song Title
1 Alkolikes I Nihtes
2 Sinodevome
3 Pios Einai Aftos
4 Alexisfero Yileko
5 Lioma Se Gkremo
6 Pame Stihima tha Xanarthis
7 To Fidi
8 Se Paradehome
9 Den Teriazete
10 Isos Isoun Kiria
11 Theos Mou Eisai
12 Paramithiazome
Ouranio Toxo Pou Tou Lipane 2 Hromata 2013 Ouranio Toxo Pou Tou Lipane 2 Hromata
Track
Song Title
1 Ikos Anohis
2 Tetia Agapi Den Axizo
3 Fige Apo To Mialo Mou
4 Klammata
5 Ta Paplomata
6 Eixa Kapote Mia Agaph
7 Kopse Me Sta Dio
8 Kako Skyli
9 Dedomeno
10 Defteri Fora
11 Ginetai
12 De Se Sighoro
13 Oneiro Zo
14 Sto Fanari
Panselinos Ke Kati / Eis - Pnoi (A' Meros) 2014 Panselinos Ke Kati Part A  
Panselinos Ke Kati / Ek - Pnoi (B' Meros) 2015 Panselinos Ke Kati Part B  

 

 

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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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