“Hora din Moldova” Lyrics / Translation — Nelly Ciobanu (Moldova, Eurovision 2009)

Read the lyrics and translation of Nelly Ciobanu’s “Hora din Moldova” (Dance from Moldova) — Moldova’s Eurovision 2009 entry. She finished fifth in the second semi-final with 106 points, and 14th in the final with 69 points.

Ye ye… le la te nane
Ye ye ye ye… le la te na
Ooh… oh… oh…

Ra! Ra!

All the mountains, all the seas
All the winds are dancing hora
It’s a dance you’ve never seen
From my country called Moldova

Sai lalai la… si zborul
Sai lalai la… duce dorul
Dans de foc al iubirii joc
E hora din Moldova! Ru!

Când o iubesti te rasfata
Când o-nvârtesti i?i da via?a
To?i cu foc se avânta-n joc
E cu noroc

Ra he hei, he hei
Hai la hora, hai la hora din Moldova
Ra he hei, he hei
Lute-i hora, lute-i hora în Moldova

Ra he hei, he hei
Hai la hora, hai la hora din Moldova
Ra he hei, he hei
Lute-i hora, lute-i hora în Moldova

Foaie verde-a bobului, mai
Hop hop si-asa
Pai juca?i hora neamului
Si zi-i mai tare lautare
Sase-auda-n lumea mare
Joacahora mic si mare
Hop si-a sa, mai

All the seas, all the winds
All the feelings that you get from hora
All the day, past and nowaday
Oh the dance you wanna play

Ra he hei, he hei
Hai la hora, hai la hora din Moldova
Ra he hei, he hei
Lute-i hora, lute-i hora în Moldova

Ra he hei, he hei
Hai la hora, hai la hora din Moldova
Ra he hei, he hei
Lute-i hora, lute-i hora în Moldova

Ra! He hei
Sai lai la… Hei
Ra! He hei
Sai lalai la… Hei
Ra! He hei
Sai lai lalalai lalai lalala he…

Ra! He hei
Sai lai la… Hei
Ra! He hei
Sai lalai la… Hei
Ra! He hei
Sai lai lalalai lalai hei hoi hei…
English Translation
Dance From Moldova
Hey hey… e la te nane
Hey hey hey hey… e la te na
Ooh… oh… oh…
Ra! Ra!
Over hills, over valleys
The wind brings our dance! Ru!
Murmur full of fire
Overflowing the horizon
Shai lalai la… and the flight
Shai lalai la… brings sorrow
The dance of fire, the game of love
It’s the dance from Moldova! Ru!
When you love it, it spoils you
When you spin it, it gives you life
Everybody with fire dash into the game
Because it brings luck
Ra, he hey, he hey
Come to the dance, come to the dance from Moldova
Ra, he hei, he hei
The dance is hot, the dance from Moldova is hot
Ra, he hey, he hey
Come to the dance, come to the dance from Moldova
Ra he hei, he hei
The dance is hot, the dance from Moldova is hot
The green leaf of a pea plant, more
Jump, jump around
Come play our dance
Come shout louder, musician
So all people can hear it
Both young and older
Jump, jump around, more
Over valleys, over seas
Still spinning us with love
The dance from our ancestors
The fire in the field
People’s joy
Ra! Shai lai la… He hey
Ra! Sha lalai la… He hey
Ra! Sha lai lalalai lalalai lala…
Ra! Sha lai la… He hey
Ra! Sha lalai la… He hey
Ra! Sha lai lalalai lalai lalai he…
Ra! He hey
Shai lai la… Hey
Ra! He hey
Shai lalai la…Hey
Ra! He hey
Shai lai lalalai lalai lalala he…
Ra! He hey
Shai lai la… Hey
Ra! He hey Shai lalai la…Hey
Ra! He hey
Shai lai lalalai lalai hei hoi hei…

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