Roma hymn singed by Šaban Bajramović, born April 16, 1936 in Niš, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, was Serbian Romani musician. 

Djelem, Djelem

Gelem Gelem lungóne droménsa,
Maladilém shukare Romensa.
Gelem Gelem lungóne droménsa,
Maladilem baxtale romenca.

Oooh, Romalé!
Oooh, chavralé!

Ala voliv lake kale jakha,
Kaj si gugle sar duj kale drakha.
Ala voliv lake kale jakha,
Kaj si gugle sar duj kale drakha.

Oooh, Romalé!
Oooh, chavralé!

Kindem lake lolo dikhlo tursko,
Ni volil man achel latar pusto.
Kindem lake lolo dikhlo tursko,
Ni volil man achel latar pusto.

Oooh, Romalé!
Oooh, chavralé!

I travelled, I travelled (Translation)

I travelled and travelled far and wide
I met happy Gypsies
I travelled and travelled far and wide
I met lucky Gypsies

Oh, Gypsies, Oh guys
Oh, Gypsies, Oh guys

Oh, Gypsies, from wherever you came from
With your tents along lucky roads
I once had a large family too
But the black legion murdered them

Come with me, Gypsies of the world
For the Gypsies, roads have been opened
Now is the time – arise, Gypsies
We will go far if we act!

Oh, Gypsies, Oh, guys
Oh, Gypsies, Oh, guys

3 responses »

  1. I like this music and listen every day to gypsy songs – aren’t we all wandering around?…we are all one family: gypsy, french, german, canadian, nigerian,russian, greek, bulgarien…all one big family…

  2. I really like to know what is “black legion”.
    Thanks a lot for you sharing your research
    ! I live in brazil and there is very little on gipsy culture around.

  3. Black legion were Ustasa. Fashist Croats who killed a lot of Serbs, Jewish and Gypsies.
    Go to Wikipedia and search for: Jasenovac.

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