December 24, 2011

The White Flowers, Florile Dalbe

The White Flowers, Florile Dalbe is a traditional Romanian Christmas carol, which have been performed by many artists and groups alike and is featured in many albums.

 Merry Christmas ! Craciun Fericit!


Primiti cu colindul? It's Christmas Eve again and it is caroling time, so you may listen some great interpretations of  "The White Flowers", "Florile Dalbe" from YouTube (performed by Stefan Hrusca, Cleopatra Stratan and Miracol Group).



Grupul Miracol - Miracle Group singing " The white flowers"

I translated the verses, to be read while listen the songs.


Wake up host, from your bed
The white flowers
And give us a twisted bagel
Flowers, the white flowers.

Mother didn't bread any bagel
The white flowers
Because she didn't have a sifter
Flowers, the white flowers.

When she got a sifter
The white flowers
Her bread-trough cracked
Flowers, the white flowers.

Mother chided with my dad
The white flowers
For the bread-trough has cracked
Flowers, the white flowers.

When the bread-trough was repaired
The white flowers
The oven did not bake
Flowers, the white flowers.

When the oven started to bake again
The white flowers
The New Year has already came.
Flowers, the white flowers.
Flowers, the white flowers.



" The white flowers"  -  sung by Stefan Hrusca

And for the Romanians, the lyrics which have been inherited from our parents (like many others traditional Christmas songs).
 
Scoala gazda din patut
Florile dalbe,
Si ne da un colacut
Florile, florile dalbe

Ca mamuca n-o facut
Florile dalbe
Sita rara n-o avut
Florile, florile dalbe

Pe cand sita-o capatat
Florile dalbe
Covata i s-o crapat
Florile, florile dalbe

L-o sfadit mama pe tata
Florile dalbe
De ce s-o crapat covata
Florile, florile dalbe

Cand cuptorul o pornit
Florile dalbe
Anul Nou o si zanit
Florile, florile dalbe
Florile, florile dalbe.


Cleopatra Stratan singing " The white flowers"


Merry Christmas ! Craciun Fericit!

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