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Ani Mori

a song

Region: Albania

Ani mori nuse, ani qaf'-gastare. Oh young bride with a throat [as fine as? as smooth as?] glass,
ani a du ruz-e, ani a du pare? do you want beads, do you want money [gold coins for your throat]?
As nuk dua ruz-e, as nuk dua pare I don't want beads, I don't want money,
por e dua djalin more me cigare I want the young man with the cigarette,
ani me cigare, ani me alltie with the cigarette, with the pistol,
e me këpuca t'zeza, veshur si zotni-e.  and with black dress shoes, dressed like a gentleman.
Ani mori nuse, moj vetull gjilpan-e Oh young bride, with eyebrows as slender as a needle,
ani dil e shih e moj djalin moj xhan-e. come out and see your young man, oh dear one.

Ani Mori nuse, Ani qoft paskare
Ani a dobuze Ani a do pare

As nun dua nuse as nun dua pare
por e dua djalin djalin me cigare

Ani me cigare ani me kutie
eme me kepuce' te zeza porsi zotnie

Ani more nuse moj vetull gelpane
Ani dil'e shije' moj djalin moy xhane