Consult your instructor for instructions on how to do this. It still remains a well known Greek, Klezmer and Arab folk song. Other versions of the song were recorded in other languages. A conversation with me will bring you back to America's favorite Greek-American movie by Nia Vardalos called My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Many Greek refugees from Anatolia (Asia Minor, present day Turkey) were dispersed throughout mainland Greece, including in Thessaloniki. Manolis Angelopoulos - MISIRLOU + Translate + תרגום - YouTube The names he used in America were Mike (Mihali) Harris Patrinos and Dino Theodoropoulos. Theodotos Demetriades, nicknamed Tetos, was a rebetiko singer, the original artist to record "Misirlou", which he did in 1927. Dancers will make an entrance to fast music with the fabric wrapped around their bodies. There are also some difference in the sets of steps used by different groups do a single variation whereas others do a fixed order of variations or do variations ad lib. The copyright for this song was registered by Nicholas (Nikos) Roubanis, although some in Greece say that the song is older, and Roubanis merely claimed a melody that already existed. Summary: floga mou ‘hei anapsei mes stin kardia, Misirlou (Μισιρλού), due to the suffix "ou", is the feminine form (in Greek) of Misirlis (Μισιρλής- a surname) which comes from the Turkish word Mısırlı, which is formed by combining Mısır ("Egypt" in Turkish, borrowed from Arabic مِصر Miṣr) with the Turkish -lı suffix, literally meaning "Egyptian". Misirlou mou, i glikia sou i matia Demetriades named the song "Misirlou" in his original 1927 Columbia recording, which is a Greek assimilated borrowing of the regional pronunciation of "Egyptian" in Turkish ("Mısırlı"), as opposed to the corresponding word for "Egyptian" in Greek, which is Αιγύπτιοι (Aigyptioi). Many of the old songs use the word "Arapia" and its variants liberally. The Greek dance tune 'Sto Perigiali' (also commonly transcribed in English as 'Sto Periyali') fits well and is so often used for this dance in the UK that many UK dancers consider that to be the Miserlou tune. Touch L foot toe to the floor aross infront. Ah, Misirlou, magiki ksotiki omorfia, trela tha mou ‘rthei, den ipofero pia, ah, tha se klepso mes’ ap’ tin Arapia. Dale's father and uncles were Lebanese-American musicians, and Dale remembered seeing his uncle play "Misirlou" on one string of the oud. ah giahabibi, ah gialeleli, ah ABOUT THE PHOTO: Panayiota does a belly dance performance. I guess some dancers somewhere think they are dancing an indigenous Greek dance called Misirlou to a Greek tune called 'Misirlou' which is a word of Greek origin when they are actually dancing an Armenian dance called Eench Eemanee from the USA to the tune 'Sto Perigiali' with name deriving from Turkish! Squeeze a quick grapevine with small steps into counts 3-4& of bars 2 & 3. Mike Harris Patrinos was born in Mani Lakonia (southern Greece), in 1890. Here is a partial list. You may not post translations of Shira's articles on anybody else's web site, not even your own. I've read that in the USA many people consider the Greek tune 'Never on a Sunday' to be the standard Misirlou tune. The first Armenian version of "Misirlou" was recorded by Reuben Sarkisian in Fresno the early 1950s. Manolis Angelopoulos - MISIRLOU (Egyptian Girl)\rΜανώλης Αγγελόπουλος - Μισιρλού\rמנוליס אנגלופולוס - מיסירלו(ילדה מצריה)\r\rLyrics in Greek:\r----------------------\rΜισιρλού μου η γλυκειά σου η ματιά\rφλόγα μ' έχει ανάψει μέσ' την καρδιά\rΑχ γιαχαμπίμπι αχ γιαλελέλι αχ\rτα δυό σου χείλη στάζουν μέλι ωϊμέ\r\rΑχ Μισιρλού μαγική ξωτική ομορφιά\rτρέλλα θα μ' έρθη, δεν υποφέρω πιά\rΑχ θα σε κλέψω μέσ' απ' την Αραπιά\rΑχ Μισιρλού μαγική ξωτική ομορφιά\r\rΜαυρομάτα Μισιρλού μου τρελλή\rη ζωή μου αλλάζει μ' ένα φιλί\rΑχ Γιαχαμπίμπι μ' ένα φιλάκι αχ\rαπ' το δικό σου το στοματάκι ωϊμέ\r\rLyrics in English:\r-------------------------\rMy Misirlou (Egyptian girl), your sweet glance\rHas lit a flame in my heart.\rAh, ya habibi, Ah, ya leh-leli, ah (Arabic: Oh, my love, Oh, my night)\rYour two lips are dripping honey, ah.\r\rAh, Misirlou, magical, exotic beauty.\rMadness will overcome me, I can't endure [this] any more.\rAh, I'll steal you away from the Arab land.\r\rMy black-eyed, my wild Misirlou,\rMy life changes with one kiss\rAh, ya habibi, one little kiss, ah\rFrom your sweet little lips, ah.\r\rמִיסִרְלוּ / מיוונית, יעקב מעוז\r\rמִיסִרְלוּ, מְתוּקָת-עֵנִיִים, יְפֵהפִיָה,\r\rמַבְעִירָה בִּי אַהֲבָה בִּלְתִי שְׁפוּיָה.\r\rאַךְ יָא חַבִּיבִּי, אַך יָא לֵלֵה לִי, אַךְ\r\rדְבָשׁ-שְׂפַתָיִיך כַּמָה מָתוֹק לִי, אַךְ.\r\rאַךְ, מִיסִרְלוּ, יְחִידָה, מַדְהִימָה בְּיוֹפְיָה.\r\rכְּבַר הִשְׁתַגַעְתִּי, נַפְשִׁי בְיָדָיִיך שְׁבוּיָה.\r\rאַךְ, עוֹד אֵחְטוֹף אוֹתָך מְאַרְצֵך, עַרְבִיָה. What is mostly interesting about Misirlou is that it became worldwide known not due to the amazing performances of the Greek singers who have sung it throughout the years, but because it was the main theme in one of the most successful Hollywood movies, Pulp Fiction. In particular, versions of "Misirlou" played slowly have been popular since the 1970's in North America for dancing with a large piece of sheer fabric often known as "peplo" in Greek or a "veil" (in English). Face acw when travelling cw, acw or both. Misirlou (Μισιρλού), due to the suffix "ou", is the feminine form (in Greek) of Misirlis (Μισιρλής- a surname) which comes from the Turkish word Mısırlı, which is formed by combining Mısır ("Egypt" in Turkish, borrowed from Arabic مِصر Miṣr) with the Turkish -lı suffix, literally meaning "Egyptian". Turn 90 deg cw during this step (or following R close) to face the centre of the circle. "Never on Sunday" was often one of only two songs performed in English at these dances, the other song being "Spanish Eyes" (formerly "Moon Over Naples") also internationally popular in its time. 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. If you wish to translate articles from Shira.net into a language other than English, Shira will be happy to post your translation here on Shira.net along with a note identifying you as the translator. This page was contributed by Panayiota Bakis Mohieddin, who is happy to share her culture and music she grew up with! Sacred/Circle: Graceful flowing style with the sweep of the L foot in an arc in bar 1 count 3 becoming as big a horizontal circle as can be fitted in. Today, the family home in Patras, Greece is a museum known as âKaragiozi Houseâ. It’s a combination of Greek and Eastern melody and it’s very appealing to the Greeks and Middle Eastern people. Demetriades, an Ottoman Greek, was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, in 1897, and he resided there until he moved to the United States in 1921, during a period when most of the Greek speaking population fled the emerging Turkish state. Tangos also fit well. "Oime" is an ancient Greek word of expression, similar to "Oh my! Αργότερα άλλη μια γκαράζ μπάντα, οι Sound Explosion παρουσίασαν τη δική της εκδοχή, σε πιο αργό τέμπο και πιο κοντά στην αυθεντική εκτέλεση, με τίτλο Misirlou the Greek. Various versions have since been recorded, mostly based on Dale's version, including other surf and rock versions by bands such as the Beach Boys, the Ventures, Consider the Source, and the Trashmen, as well as international orchestral easy listening (exotica) versions by musicians such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. However, the two songs are very different from each other. αχ γιαχαμπίμπι, μ’ ένα φιλάκι, αχ Dale's surf rock version later gained renewed popularity when director Quentin Tarantino used it in his 1994 film Pulp Fiction, and again when it was sampled in the Black Eyed Peas' song "Pump It" (2006). However, controversy about the song's origins remains to this day. "Ya habibi" is an Arabic expression for "oh my love" or âoh my darlingâ.