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Songs with Greek Lyrics
that also exist
With Turkish or Arabic Versions

 

By Panayiota Bakis Mohieddin

 

 

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Introduction

Many songs with Greek lyrics have also been sung in either Arabic or Turkish (or both). This page lists selected songs which have translations for the Greek version into English featured here on this web site.

 

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Songs with Both Greek and Arabic Versions

Greek Name

Arabic Name

Agapimene Mou, by Eleftheria Hristopoulou Ana Kont Fakrak Malak, by Farid al-Atrache
Agori Mou Melaxrino, by Eleftheria Hristopoulou Gana el-Hawa, by Abdel Halim Hafez
Ah Moustafa, by Trio with Yiota Lydia, Manolis Aggelopoulos, and Stratos Attalidis (Tertseto) Ya Mustapha, by Bob Azzam
Alithia Sou Leo, by Stamatis Gonidis Aïcha, by Khaled.
Apo Xeno Topo, Traditional, one version recorded by Glykeria

1. Banat Iskandaria, by Mohamed El-Bakkar
2. Ghazaly Ghazaly, by Hani Mitwasi

Aspro I Mavro, by Keti Garbi Harramt Ahebak, by Warda
Ayazin, by Stratos Dionisiou 1. Ah Ya Zein, by Mohamed Qandeel
2. Ah Ya Zein, by Mohammed el-Bakkar
3. Ah Ya Zein, by Sabah
4. Ah Ya Zein, by Omar Khorshid
Ayia Nihta, by Elena Paparizou and many others Sawt el Eid, by Feirouz
Chiculata, by Giorgos Xanthiotis Chocolata Chikita, by Samer Gabro
   
Den Me Agapas, by Anna Vissi Enta el-Masseoul, by Pascale Machaalani
Den Se Xehno, by Stamatis Gonidis Kan Andak Haq, by Amr Diab
Deste Mou Ta Matia, by Despina Vandi Oul Inshallah, by Iwan
Filakia, by Lefteris Pantazis El Bawsi, by Nina & Rida Boutros
Fotia, by Hrispa 1. Salma, Ya Salama by Sayyed Darwish
2. Salma, Ya Salama by Dalida
Fotia Ke Asimi, by Natali Triantafillidou Mashkalni, by Rashed al-Majed
Foveri, by Giorgos Mazonakis Baqy, by Iwan
Ftani Emena Na M' Agapas, by Makis Hristodoulopoulos 1. Mavi Mavi, by Aboud Fouad
2. Mavi Mavi, by Semi Semir
3. Mani Mani, by Maher Halabi
Ftani-Ftani (I Zoi Mou Kiklous Kani), by Haris Alexiou Mawood, by Abdel Halim Hafez
Ftes, by Paola Foka Trekni Lahali, by Ragheb Alama
Gia Proti Fora, by Lefteris Pantazis Tamally Maak, by Amr Diab
Halali Sou, by Eirini Papadopoulou El Layali, by Amal Hijazi
I Oraia, by Thanos Petrelis Esma'ny, by Carole Samaha
Ilios I Vrohi, by Keti Garbi Youm Wara Youm, by Samira Said
Kai An Se Thelo, by Giorgos Dalaras Ya Rayah, by Rachid Taha
Kapse Me, Kapse Me, by Poly Panou Ya Habibi Taala El-Haani, by Asmahan
Krifa, by Michalis Hatzigiannis Aïcha, by Khaled
Logia Meli, by Keti Garbi Betigy Osady, by Hisham Abbas
Magika Xalia, by Lefteris Pantazis El Bo'd Laa, by Hakim (also known as Le Le Le Le). Mezdeke calls it Le Le Yere Milheve.
M' Aresi, by Kostas Bigalis Aïcha, by Khaled.
Masai, by Elli Kokkinou Men Eyouni, by Bassem Moughnieh
Mesa Stin Erimo, by Giota Lydia and Hristakis Aziza, by Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Mesa Sto Erimo Spitaki, by Stelios Kazantzidis and Marinella Ashek el Rouh, by Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Mi Gyrízeis Xana, by Natasa Theodoridou and Triantafillo Hadzinikolaou. Amulet, by Natacha Atlas
Mia Fotia, by Manolis Aggelopoulos Nassam Alayna el-Hawa, by Fairouz
Misirlou, by Theodotos (Tetos) Demetriades Ya Amal, by Maestro Clovis
Mou Lipi, by Ta Kaka Koritsia Habibi Ya Nour el Ain, by Amr Diab
O Peritos, by Despina Vandi Ya Hayat Albi, by Haifa Wehbe
O Tavromahos Xepsiha, by Giota Lydia Habibi Lasmar, by Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Pali Berdeftika, by Marinella 1. Salma, Ya Salama by Sayyed Darwish
2. Salma, Ya Salama by Dalida
Pare, Pare, Pare, Me, by Filippos Nikolaou

1. Fatoum, Fatoumeh, by Duraid Lahham
2. Tiki Tiki Tak, by Taroub

Perasmena Xehasmena, by Keti Garbi Wana Amel Eh (also sometimes called Wana Wana), by Hisham Abbas
Pes To Mou Xana, by Nikos Vertis Bahebak Wallahi, by Ayman Zbib
Poso Mou Lipi by Sotis Volanis Ya Ghayeb, by Fadl Shakr
Pou Perpatas, by Natassa Theodoridou Tellement n' Brick, by Faudel Belloua
1. Salma, Ya Salama, by Vicky Mosholiou
2. Salma, Ya Salama, by Giota Lydia
3. Salma, Ya Salama, by Ziynet Sali
1. Salma, Ya Salama by Sayyed Darwish
2. Salma, Ya Salama by Dalida
Se Pira Sovara, by Sarbel Sidi Mansour, Traditional Tunisian
Se Thelo Me Trela, by Kelly Kelekidou Ya Tabtab, by Nancy Ajram
Sigedrosou, by Kelly Kelekidou La Azon, by Mohamed Fouad
Skliri Kardia, by Sarbel Habibi Dah (Nari Narain), by Hisham Abbas
Stochos, by Keti Garbi Oof Oof, by Nelly Makdesy
Ston Évdomo Ouranó, by Lefteris Pantazis Wala Wahed, by Hakim
Ta Filia Sou Fotia, by Manolis Aggelopoulos Enta Omri, by Oum Kalthoum
Ta Mavra Matia Sou, by Manolis Aggelopoulos Nibtidi Mneen al-Hikaya, by Abdel Halim Hafez
Tha Spaso Koupes, traditional song from Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) Law Habaytak, by George Wassouf and Najwa Karam
Ti Thelis Apo 'Menane, by Stelios Kazantzidis Resala Men Taht El Maa, by Abdel Halim Hafez
Ti Ti, by Giorgos Alkaios Didi, by Cheb Khaled
Ti Zitas, by Litsa Diamanti Nour el Shams, by Pascale Mashaalani
Tis Kardias Mou Giatria, by Despina Vandi Ma Yhemmak, by Yara
To Poli Poli, by Anna Vissi Oulli Oulli, by Shahinaz Mahmoud
Tosi Kardia, Tosi Agapi, by Filippos Nikolaou Bitaqat Hob, by Samira Said
Xousara, by Stelios Kazantzidis Khosara, by Abdel Halim Hafez
Zilia, by Keti Garbi Kalast Feek Kol al Kalam, by Amr Diab

 

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Songs Partly in Greek, Partly in Arabic

These songs feature lyrics that are partly in Greek, partly in Arabic within the same song.

 

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Songs Partly in Greek, Partly in Turkish

These songs feature lyrics that are partly in Greek, partly in Turkish within the same song.

 

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Songs with Both Greek and Turkish Versions

Greek Name

Turkish Name

Agires, by Keti Garbi. Another title used for this song is "I Agapi Kiklous Kani". 1. İşte Hendek İşte Deve, by Barış Manço.
2. İşte Hendek İşte Deve, by Çağlar Alkaç.
Anatolitisa, by Manolis Aggelopoulos Tövbekâr, by Ferdi Tayfur
Apo Xeno Topo, Traditional, one of many versions was recorded by Glykeria
  1. Kâtibim, Traditional, one version recorded by Safiye Ayla
  2. Uska Dara, by Eartha Kitt
  3. Üsküdar'a Giderken, by Zeki Müren
Ayazin, by Stratos Dionisiou

1. Ararım Sorarım, by Semiramis Pekkan
2. Muhabbet Bağına Girdim Bu Gece, by Safiye Ayla

Den Axizis, by Peggy Zina Dudu, by Tarkan
Derti, by Keti Garbi Faka Bastın, by Emel Müftüoğlu.
Deste Mou Ta Matia, by Despina Vandi Aşkı Bana Sakla, by Asuman Krause
Dinata, Dinata, by Eleftheria Arvanitaki. Has also been recorded by Antique. 1. Sarışınım, by Sezen Aksu
2. Sarışınım, Gülşen Bayraktar
Ela, Ela, by Angela Dimitriou Haydi, Haydi, by Angela Dimitriou
Ela Stin Parea Mou Fandare, by Haris Alexiou 1. Kanım Akmaz, by Aşkın Nur Yengi
2. Sevda Yolları, by Bekir Ünlüataerl
1. Feredze Foro, by Rita Abadzi
2. O Feretzes, by Glykeria
1. Seni Gördükçe Titriyor Yüreğim, by Gülistan Hanım
2. Seni Gördükçe Titriyor Yüreğim, by Mehtap Demir
Fige Fige, by Stratos Dionisiou and Giota Lydia Çapkın, by Candan Erçetin.
Filakia, by Lefteris Pantazis Simarik, by Tarkan
Fimes, by Keti Garbi Sayma, by Zerrin Özer
Fotia, by Hrispa Sallana Sallana, by Atilla Taş
Foveri, by Giorgos Mazonakis Senden Çok Var, by Rober Hatemo
Ftani Emena Na M' Agapas, by Makis Hristodoulopoulos Mavi Mavi, by İbrahim Tatlıses
Gia Proti Fora, by Lefteris Pantazis Gönül Yarasi, by Erkan Güleryüz
1. Glika, Glika, Glikia Mou, by Panayiota Yiota Halkia
2. Glika, Glika, Glikia Mou, by Efi Thodi and Clarion Yiorgos Dimitropoulos
3. Glika, Glika, Glikia Mou, by Kelli Kelekidou
Oklavıyam Pazıyam, by İbrahim Tatlıses
I Agapi Sou De Meni Pia Edo, by Elena Paparizou Aşkın Açamadığı Kapı, by Demet Akalın
Kegome, Kegome, by Lefteris Pantazis Hepsi Senin Mi (also known as Şıkıdım), by Tarkan
Ti Ti, by Giorgos Alkaios 1. Kimdi? by Tarkan
2. Ye Kürküm by Emrah
Ligo Ligo tha me Sinithisis, by Nikos Xanthopoulos Olmaz Olmaz Bu İş Olamaz, by Semiramis Pekkan
M' Agapas? S' Agapo, by Lefteris Pantazis Sevdim, by Emrah Erdoğan İpek
Maria Me Ta Kitrina, by Dimitra Galani Komşunun Oğlu, by Ayla Algan
Masai, by Elli Kokkinou Yıkılıyo, by Ayça Tekintor
Mastikaki, Mastikaki, by Kamuran Kayra 1. Mastika
2. Ussak Karsilamas
Me' Sti' Fotia Mou, by Mimis Papaioanou 1. Atsan Atılmaz Satsan Satılmaz by Neşe Karaböcek
2. Karanlık Dünyam by Zerrin Zeren
3. Karanlık Dünyam by Elif Kaya
Mes Stis Polis To Hamam, by Anestis Delias Diridah Dar, by Nermin Gökben, and later by Ziynet Sali
Mi Mou Lete Ya Afti, by Stelios Kazantzidis and Marinella Yüzünde De, by Ülkü Aker
Mia Dekara Den Axizi I Agapi Sou, by Manos Papadakis. 1. Ne Geçti Elime, by Semiramis Pekkan
2. Ne Oldu Sana, by Gönül Akkor
3. Ne Oldu Sana, by Sibel Can
Mia Melaxrini, by Giota Lydia Usakli Kiz
Misirlou, by Theodotos (Tetos) Demetriades Yaralı Gönlüm, by Zeki Muren
Na 'Tane To Ikosi Ena, by Grigoris Bithikotsis Aşk Olsun Sevgilim Sana, by Semiramis Pekkan
O Fandaros, by Haris Alexiou 1. Kanım Akmaz, by Aşkın Nur Yengi
2. Sevda Yolları, by Bekir Ünlüataerl
Ola Se Thimizoun, by Haris Alexiou Olmasa Mektubun, by Yeni Türkü
Ouzaki, Ouzaki, Marlboro Tsigaraki, by Christos Drakoulis 1. Mastika
2. Ussak Karsilamas
Pali Berdeftika, by Marinella Sallana Sallana, by Atilla Taş
Pare, Pare, Pare, Me, by Filippos Nikolaou

1. Onda Bunda Şundadır, by Necati Dindaş
2. Onda Bunda Şundadır, by Emel Sayın

Pente Hronia Dikasmenos, by Stelios Perpiniadis Yedi Kule - Nargilem Duman Duman, by Yeni Türkü
Pes To M' Ena Fili, by Keti Garbi Haydi Söyle, by Ayşegül Aldinç
Pes To Mou Xana, by Nikos Vertis Canın Sağolsun, by Ahmet Murat Başaran
Poso Mou Lipi by Sotis Volanis Beni Unut, by Serdar Ortac
Ragizi Apopse I Kardia, by Nikos Papazoglou Şimdi Ne Yapar, by Foud Saka
S' Agapo Giati Ise Oraia, traditional. Seni Seviyorum Çünkü Güzlsin, traditional.
1. Salma, Ya Salama, by Vicky Mosholiou
2. Salma, Ya Salama, by Giota Lydia
3. Salma, Ya Salama, by Ziynet Sali
Sallana Sallana, by Atilla Taş
Se Pira Sovara, by Sarbel 1. Mavişim, by İbrahim Tatlıses
2. Allah Allah Ne Zaman, by Guzin and Baha
Sokerde, by Giorgos Xanthiotis 1. Hoşgeldin (also sometimes known as "Hadi Hadi") by Fatih Ürek
2. Hadi Hadi, by Seda Sayan
3. Hadi Hadi, by İbrahim Tatlıses
Sti' Saloniki, by Peggy Zina İstanbul'da, by Göknur Onur
Stochos, by Keti Garbi Of Of, by Gülşen Bayraktar
Ta Mavra Matia Sou, by Manolis Aggelopoulos 1. Ta Uzak Yollardan, by Nilüfer
2. Affet Ne Olur Beni, by Selçuk Ural
Tha Spaso Koupes, traditional song from Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) 1. Tsiftetelia, by Ovanes Efendi
2. Chifta Telly Canto, by Karekin Proodian
Ti' Fotia Pou 'Hees Anapsi, by Theodoros Kavourakis and Ageliki Palagoudi Çadırımın Üstüne Şıp Dedi or, Rompi Rompi
Ti Kano Moni Mou, by Despina Vandi Son Şansın, by Dilek Pınar
Τi Kardia Sou Rota by Keti Garbi Kalbine Sor, by Burak Kut
Ti Ti, by Giorgos Alkaios 1. Kimdi, by Tarkan
2. Ye Kürküm, by Emrah Erdoğan İpek
Ti Zitas, by Litsa Diamanti Yok Gerekçem, by Mustafa Sandal
Tin Patrida M' Ehasa, by Giannis Kourtidis & Ahileas Vasiliadis 1. Ben Seni Sevduğumi, by Kazım Koyuncu
2. Ben Seni Sevduğumi, by Şevval Sam and Kazim Koyuncu
3. Ben Seni Sevduğumi, by Öykü Gürman
To Koritsaki Mou, by Valantis Inat, by Fatih Ürek
To Narkotiko Mou, by Keti Garbi Zordur Oğlum, by Ziynet Sali
Ximeroni Ke Vradiazi, by Marika Ninou, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Prodromos Tsaousakis Bir Gün Elime Düşersin, by Semiramis Pekkan

 

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About the Author

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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