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Üsküdara Gideriken
(When Going to Üsküdar)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the traditional Turkish song "Üsküdara Gideriken", based on the version recorded by Eartha Kitt. Also included are the Turkish lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

 

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Note Sung by Eartha Kitt
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Lyrics

Turkish Lyrics

English Translation

Üsküdar'a gider iken aldi da bir yağmur When going to Üsküdar, rain started
Katibimin setresi uzun eteği çamur My scribes’ coats are long, his skirt is muddy
   
Katip uykudan uyanmış gözleri mahmur The scribe has woken up from sleep, his eyes are cloudy
Katibime kolalı da gömlek ne güzel yaraşır The scribe is mine, and im the scribes, hands will mix
Katibime kolalı da gömlek ne güzel yaraşır How much it suits my scribe to have a starched collar
   
Üsküdar’a gider iken bir mendil buldum On the way to Üsküdar I found a kerchief
Mendilimin içine lokum doldurdum And I filled the kerchief with lokum (Turkish delight candy)
   
Ben yarimi arar iken yanımda buldum When I looked for my helper, I found him at my side.
Katip benim ben katibin el ne karışır The scribe is mine and I'm the scribes and hands will mix
Katibime kolalı da gömlek ne güzel yaraşır How much it suits my scribe to have a starched collar

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Purrfect - The Eartha Kitt Collection

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Artist: Eartha Kitt
CD Title: Purrfect: The Eartha Kitt Collection

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Very Best of Eartha Kitt

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Artist: Eartha Kitt
CD Title: The Very Best of Eartha Kitt

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Sirocco Volume 1 Album Cover

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Artist: Sirocco
Album Title: Sirocco Volume 1

Sirocco
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Telephone: (+1) (831) 475-3591
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Email: hanya@unclemafufo.com

Web Site: sirocco-music.com

Passage CD Cover

 

Artist: Middle Earth Ensemble
CD Title: Passage

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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.

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