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Κου Πεπε
(Kou Pepe)

(Kou Pepe)

 

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Greek song "Kou Pepe" (Κου Πεπε), which was sung by Panayiotis Panos Kalidis. Also included is a pronunciation guide for the Greek lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

This was a major hit song when it came out.

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 Panos Kalidis

Panayiotis Panos Kalidis is a Pontian singer, songwriter, and kemence player known professionally as Panos Kalidis. He was born in 1977, and loved music from a young age, particularly traditional Greek and Pontian songs. He made his professional debut at age 20 singing in nightclubs, and in 2005 his first recording was released on a compilation album featuring several up-and-coming young artists. In 2010, he started working with Fivos, a highly successful songwriter and owner of the Spicy record label.

About Christodoulos Siganos

Christodoulos Siganos, which is sometimes spelled as "Hristodoulos", was born in Montreal, Canada, and his family brought him to Greece when he was five years old. Due to his family's ties to the music industry, he grew up surrounded by music, took vocal lessons, and is self taught on the guitar. Not only is he a singer, he also composes music, writes lyrics, and does arrangements of musical pieces.

Song: Kou Pepe (Kou Pepe), 2016

Lyrics: Hristodoulos Siganos and Valentino

Music: Hristodoulos Siganos

Original Artist: Panos Kalidis

Dance Style: Belly Dance

Τραγούδι: Κου Πεπε, 2016

Στίχοι: Χριστόδουλος Σιγανός κ Βαλεντίνο

Μουσική: Χριστόδουλος Σιγανός

Πρώτη Εκτέλεση: Παναγιώτης Πάνος Καλίδης

Χορός: Οριεντάλ, Χορός Της Κοιλιάς, Ανατολίτικος Χορό, Τσιφτετέλι, Χανούμικο, Κελικός Χορός, Συρτος, Συρτοτσιφτετέλι

 

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Lyrics

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

Greek Lyrics

Pronunciation

English Translation

Αν είσαι εκείνη an ise ekini If you are she
που της τάξανε πολλά pou tis taxane pola to whom they promised many things,
αν έχει πάθει η καρδούλα σου ζημιά an ehi pathi ee kardoula sou zimia if your heart has been damaged,
αν σε χαλάνε οι κακές επιλογές an se halane ee kakes epiloges if bad decisions are destroying you,
ζείσε κάτι παραπάνω zise kati parapano live something more
δίπλα μου αν θες – dipla mou an thes by my side if you want.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Και θα σ' έχω σαν μωρό ke tha s' eho san moro And I will care for you like a baby.
kου πεπε, kου πεπε kou pepe, kou pepe Kou pepe, kou pepe! (1)
Κaι αμα μπεις στον πειρασμό ke ama bis ston pirasmo And if you are tempted,
oτι πεις το δέχομαι oti pis to dehome I accept whatever you say.
Και θα σ' έχω σαν μωρό ke tha s' eho san moro And I will care for you like a baby.
kου πεπε, kου πεπε kou pepe, kou pepe Kou pepe, kou pepe! (1)
Κaι αμα μπεις στον πειρασμό ke ama bis ston pirasmo And if you are tempted,
σε ότι και να λες, θα λέω ναι se oti ken a les, tha leo ne I will say yes to whatever you say.
     

Instrumental

Instrumental

Instrumental

     
Αν παραλίγο στην αγάπη δεν κόλλας an paraligo stin agapi den kolas If you are almost in love, you don't hold back,
δίνεις τα πάντα dinis ta panda you give it all,
μα στο τέλος την πατάς ma sto telos tin patas but in the end you get hurt,
αν επειγόντως an epigonos if immediately
θέλεις άντρο αλλαγή thelis andro alayi you want another man,
ασ' τους όλους as' tous olous leave them all,
κaι άιντε πάμε, φύγαμε μαζί ke aide pame, figame mazi and let's go, we'll leave together.
     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Και θα σ' έχω σαν μωρό ke tha s' eho san moro And I will care for you like a baby.
kου πεπε, kου πεπε kou pepe, kou pepe Kou pepe, kou pepe! (1)
Κaι αμα μπεις στον πειρασμό ke ama bis ston pirasmo And if you are tempted,
oτι πεις το δέχομαι oti pis to dehome I accept whatever you say.
Και θα σ' έχω σαν μωρό ke tha s' eho san moro And I will care for you like a baby.
kου πεπε, kου πεπε kou pepe, kou pepe Kou pepe, kou pepe! (1)
Κaι αμα μπεις στον πειρασμό ke ama bis ston pirasmo And if you are tempted,
σε ότι και να λες, θα λέω ναι se oti ken a les, tha leo ne I will say yes to whatever you say.
     

Instrumental

Instrumental

Instrumental

     

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Και θα σ' έχω σαν μωρό ke tha s' eho san moro And I will care for you like a baby.
kου πεπε, kου πεπε kou pepe, kou pepe Kou pepe, kou pepe! (1)
Κaι αμα μπεις στον πειρασμό ke ama bis ston pirasmo And if you are tempted,
oτι πεις το δέχομαι oti pis to dehome I accept whatever you say.
Και θα σ' έχω σαν μωρό ke tha s' eho san moro And I will care for you like a baby.
kου πεπε, kου πεπε kou pepe, kou pepe Kou pepe, kou pepe! (1)
Κaι αμα μπεις στον πειρασμό ke ama bis ston pirasmo And if you are tempted,
σε ότι και να λες, θα λέω ναι se oti ken a les, tha leo ne I will say yes to whatever you say.
  1. "Kou pepe" is something we Greeks say to babies, like baby talk. We also make a hand gesture with our hand that twists at the wrists, fingers pointing up, as if putting a light bulb in place. It doesn't really have much meaning in this sense. Apparently it also means something to do with heating meat over the fire.

 

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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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