Song by Goran Bregovic from the cd: ‘Karmen with a happy end’. Maşallah is a Turkish word derived from Arabic origin. In Qouran, the holy book of Muslims, Masallah means that any event can only be happened with the creative will of Allah. Nowadays, this word is often used to prevent people form bad luck, there is a very common saying in Turkish, “41 kere masallah” means masallah for 41 times ; to avoid bad luck and NAZAR (bad sight of jealous people).

 

Mashala Mashala

Ej so si ej so si Ej guglo o devla Tana ove akhjenda Masala masala…… Masala…
Ej anglo angluno Kamlo kamlo o devla Tana ove akhjenda Masala masala….. Masala…
Molinenpe chajen Manca molinen Te ovav angluni Ini paluni
Ajde Devla dikh sijam, so sijam, par Eejjj……. luludja sar
Ajde Devla dikh sijam, so sijam, par Eejjj……… ov mancar

(instrum.)

Kana ka, kakana ka uravav parni anteria
basalen trubacja ma, ma, ma daja ma mukhen roviba

(instrum)

O ole ole dikhen Manekeni o Devla Tana ove akhejnda Masala masala……. Masala…
Ej anglo angluno Kamlo kamlo o devla Tana ove akhjenda Masala masala……. Masala…
Molinenpe chajen Manca molinen Te ovav angluni Ini paluni

Ajde Devla dikh sijam, so sijam, par Eejjj…….. luludja sar
Ajde Devla dikh sijam, so sijam, par Eejjj…….. ov mancar
Ajde Devla dikh sijam, so sijam, par Eejjj…….. luludja sar

Ajde Devla dikh sijam, so sijam, par Eejjj…….. ov mancar

Translation:

It’s so, it’s so sweet, my Lord
Don’t let the evil eye see it
Masala, masala…… Masala…

Hey the first one, hey the first love, my Lord
Don’t let the evil eye see it
Masala, masala……. Masala…

Pray girls, pray, I’m praying too
That this love be my first and my last
Come on, Lord, look at, us,
Look what a pair we make

Come on, Lord, look at, us,
Like two roses he and I
Play trumpets when I put on the white dress

Play trumpets, don’t let my mother cry
Look at him,
Handsome as a model
Don’t let the evil eye see him
Masala, masala……… Masala…..

  • Lyrics provided by Mónica Roncon

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