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Ela gözlüm

    A folk song from the Erzurum Region of Turkey.
    Source: Hulusi Seven
    Collected by:Emir Aldemir

    When I was offered a gig at the Royal Exchange Theatre in early 2009, I was pretty much gigging every month with the band and felt in the mood to do something different. I was very occupied with our night Club Couscous so as a result our set was getting more uptempo and dancey, and I was feeling a bit nostalgic about some of the old folk and acoustic songs that I rarely played any more. I decided to just play my favourite traditional songs, mostly solo, with Lou, Nasser and Ric joining me for a few songs in between. I loved every minute of it and the concert was filmed by Lynda Gilbert. Some of the clips went up on youtube and this one went viral ,despite the youtube ban in Turkey, thanks to Turkish fans in Europe copying and sharing on other blogs and sites. The publicity from the clips directly contributed to my first TurkeyTour in 2010..strange how a split second decision can change your life…

    Lyrics

    ela gözlüm

    ela gözlüm ben bu elden gidersem
    ela gözlüm ben bu elden gidersem
    zülfü perisanım kal melul melul
    kal melul melul

    kerem et aklından çıkarma beni
    ağla göz yasını sil melul melul
    sil melul melul
    kerem et aklından çıkarma beni
    ağla göz yasını sil melul melul
    sil melul melul

    elvan çiçekleri takma başına
    elvan çiçekleri takma başına
    kudret kalemini çekme kaşına
    çekme kaşına

    beni ağlatırsan doyma yaşına
    ağla göz yaşını sil melul melul
    beni ağlatırsan doyma yaşına
    ağla göz yaşını sil melul melul

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    The city of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia

    Photo from 101.yer (101 places to see ın Turkey)



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