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Kriste Aghsdga (Svan)

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krist’e aghsdga mk'vdretit
sik’vdilita sik’vdilisa
damtrugunveli da saplavebis shinata
tskhovrebis mimnich’ebeli

Ts’mindao ghmerto (Svan)

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tsmindai wo ghmer-i-er-to-i-a-a-aaa tsminda-i wo dzli-er-o-i-a-a-aaa tsmindai wo ukuda woi-a-a-aaa shegvidzta-i-a-len chven
repeat 3 times

Aralo (Mgzavruli)

(Refrain)
Aralo, orudila-dela, abadelia,
orudela aralo,
orudela deliavra-ni-na-ni-na

ჩემო მკვლელო ჩემო მწველო / My assassin, my firestarter,
ჩემო ახლოს მეზობელო / My close neighbor,
შენ რომ ცეცხლი მომიკიდე / You have set me on fire!
მითხარ როგორ დავანელო / Tell me how to put it out!
ქალო შენი თეთრი კაბა / Woman, your white dress
წყალს მიჰქონდა მდინარესო / The water carried down the river.
ნეტავი გამაგებინა / If only I knew
ვინ გაკოცა მძინარესო / Who kissed you in your sleep!

Ts’mindao ghmerto

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Ts'mindao ghmerto
Ts'mindao dzliero
Ts'mindao uk'vdavo
Shegvits'qalen chven

იავნანა

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იავნანა, ბატონებო, ვარდო ბოტონებო.
(repeat)
და ტკბით, და ტკბით
და შო შინ დით
ვარდო ბატონებო
(repeat)

Mtiuluri

(Solo)
Zogi igeti kalia da
ma grad(e) maikhevevs tavsa - o
k’okh t’ad(e) gai vlis khalkshia - a
ai gheriebs tavsa - o
(Trio, starting under “tavsa - o”)
K’okh t’ad(e) gai vlis khalkshia - a
ai gheriebs

Sat’rpialo

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khokhbis qelivit lamazi, kali gadmodga mtazeda,
chemsk’en ighimis matsdurad,
bindi gadmek’ra tvalzeda

net’avi tu gqavs kamaria mart’o rad gishvebs tsqalzeda,

Fotoli

Arts qarma daindo,
arts tsvimam oboli
mostskvita totidan
patara potoli.

..verts nami ushvelis
verts tsis nateba
patara potoli
vighatsam gatela x2

tans shemoatsales
lamazi perangi

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