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Sallasana Mendilini
(Wave Your Handkerchief)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Turkish folk song "Sallasana Mendilini". Also included are the Turkish 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.

 

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Listen to MP3 Clips of This Song

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Sung by John Bilezikjian
Note Sung by Brothers of the Baladi

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Lyrics

Turkish Lyrics

English Translation

Bir dalda iki kiraz  On one branch, two cherries
Biri al biri beyaz One is red, one is white
Eğer beni seversen If you love me
mektubunu sıkça yaz write your letter quickly
   
Sallasana sallasana mendilini Wave it, wave it, your handkerchief
Aksam oldu göndersene sevdiğimi Night comes, give me my love
Aksam oldu göndersene sevdiğimi Night comes, give me my love
   
Bir dalda iki ceviz On one branch, two walnuts
aramız derya deniz Between us, rivers and seas
Sen orada ben burada You there, and me here
ne bet kaldı ne beniz  Nothing is left, worry or color
   
Sallasana sallasana mendilini Wave it, wave it, your handkerchief
Aksam oldu göndersene sevdiğimi  Night comes, give me my love

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

The Magic of John Bilezikjian Album Cover

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Listen to Clip

Artist: John Bilezikjian
Album Title: The "Magic" of John Bilezikjian

Dantz Records - John Bilezikjian
P.O. Box 2434
Laguna Hills, CA 92654-2434
U.S.A.

Telephone: (+1) (949) 581-5664

Web Site: www.dantzrecords.com

Hope

Artist: Brothers of the Baladi
CD Title: Hope

 

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About the Translator

This translation was created by Eva, a half Turkish, half Persian Oriental dancer and teacher living in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. She loves classical Egyptian, Turkish Rroma and Persian Dance. She is also known as Aasiyah on Bhuz.com and can be reached at belly_dancer@rogers.com.

Eva is available to do custom song translations from either Turkish or Farsi (Persian) to English. Contact her for current fee schedules.

Click on the photo of Eva to the right to see it in more detail.

Photo of Eva, the Translator

 

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