Nilay and Band | Turkey

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Bir Dalda Iki Kiraz

This is an Istanbul folk song: the title translates to ‘Two Cherries on One Branch’

Nilay Dursun is a jazz singer based in Istanbul. Her band includes Kaya Barlas on saxophone, Kerem Bilgin on guitar/drums and Serthan Dogru on bass.

Translation:

Two cherries on one branch
One is red, the other is white
If you love me
Write your letter fast

Wave, wave your hankie
The night fell, send it my love
Wave, wave your hair
When the night falls, I will explain your guilts

Two apples on one branch
Take one, don’t take the other
I became a sacrifice to God
Take my soul, don’t take my love

Wave, wave your hankie
The night fell, send it my love
Wave, wave your hankie
When the night falls, I will explain your guilts

Two walnuts on one branch
Between us, rivers and seas
You are there, and I am here
Nothing is left, worry or colour

Wave, wave your hankie
The night fell, send it my love
Wave, wave your hankie
When the night falls, I will explain your guilts

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