SEA OF ALL WATERS

(Greek folk song from the Cyclades Islands)



Oh sea that drinks all rivers and waters,

and leaves none of our young men around:

"Slacken away, let go" ...

ah you treacherous sea!

Cursed sea, what did I do to you

and you hold my man abroad for so long?

Oh sea, lying out there for me to gaze at,

and knowing my sorrow all too well,

please bring back from abroad my love.

Oh sea that hits me wave after wave,

pity me not for loving you so much.

Oh my sky-colored sea and you blue waves,

bring back my love, end my sighing.

"Slacken away, let go" ...

ah you treacherous sea!

(my translation)

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