Check out this awesome video from YouTube. If you remember the one I posted just here last Friday then you can see there’s a new trend coming – the romaniophile!
Best part: the “showing of the souvenirs”. Yes!!
Actually I told a lie. The best part is that the woman in the video is a reader of this blog, who seems to be a Lazy Singer (and a very talented one) who is now engaged to be married to a Romanian sadly to a regular American. Casa de piatra!
I’ve been to Romania three times in the last four years, all with groups from college. I loved the country before I ever set foot there, and the moment I stepped off the plane the first time, that love was only intensified. The people are incredibly beautiful, humble, and vibrant. The food is to die for. The scenery is stunning and diverse. And the language is musical.
And she also posted a link to one of the most classic Romanian songs of all time, known as Asa Beau Oamenii Buni or “Thusly drinks the good people”. There’s a faster, modernized version on the link on my side bar.
Since the version she posted is so easy to sing, I have a request! I will post the lyrics below in the hopes that she will record herself singing this awesome song, which will definitely impress her future in-laws. It’s also a great way to learn the days of the week.
Note: Every line is repeated twice.
|Asa beau oamenii buni||ah-shah bow wamen-ee boon||Thusly drink the good people|
|De simbata pana luni||Day some-bought-ah puh-nuh loon||from Saturday to Monday.|
|Asa beau oamenii frati||ah-shaw bow wamen-ee frots||Thusly drink the brotherly people|
|De sambata pana marti||day some-bought-ah puh-nuh marts||from Saturday to Tuesday.|
|Asa beau oameni cu cecuri||ah-shaw bow wamen coo check-oor||Thusly drink the people who have a steady job|
|De sambata pana miercuri||day some-bought-ah puh-nuh me-air-coor||from Saturday to Wednesday.|
|Asa beau oameni ca noi||ah-shaw bow wamen kah noy||Thusly drink people like us|
|De sambata pana joi||day some-bought-ah puh-nuh joy||from Saturday to Thursday.|
|Asa beau oamenii tineri||ah-shaw bow wamen-ee tea-nair||Thusly drink the young people|
|De sambata pana vineri||day some-bought-ah puh-nuh vee-nair||from Saturday to Friday.|
|C-asa beau si eu si tata||cah-shaw bow she yew she tah-tah||Just like this drink I and my father|
|Dintr-o simbata intr-alta||deen-trow some-bought-ah intralt-ah||from one Saturday straight to the next.|
|De n-ar fi horinca-n sat||day nar fee hoe rink awn sot||If there was no horinca in the village|
|Niciodata n-as fi bat||neech-o dotta nosh fee bot||I’d never be drunk.|
|Dar asa horinca este||dar ash-ah hoe rink-ah yest-eh||But guess what? There is some horinca|
|Si-s la lume de poveste||she’s la loo-meh day povest-eh||and it gets us to telling many a tall tale.|
|Ca ma povestesc in sat||come-ah povest-esk in sot||I start telling stories in the village|
|C-am baut si iara-s bat||com bah-oot she yaras bot||and realize once again I’m drunk.|
You might notice he’s using some older pronunciations (esp in how he says “beau”) as well as saying “bat” instead of what I presume is beat (bay-ot) to fit in the rhyme structure.
And last but not least, numai sa stii…
Est din Ungaria, blogul Probably Tabitha e cel mai tare din parcare ;)