Greek winter song

The Greek Winter Song, might be not a known Greek Song, but the singer D. Savvopoulos is a very known !

Not all songs need to be about love, or the pain not to be loved… :-).  And not all songs always tell you the truth!

For example, the big hit “It is never cold in Greece“/ Δεν κάνει κρύο στην Ελλάδα” is a very popular song…but does it tell you the truth ?

At Omilo, we know better, and we have experienced several winters in Greece! Not only in the mountains, but also in Athens…

Το τραγούδι του χειμώνα | The winter song  

 

Released in 2014

Μουσική: Ευριπίδης Ζεμενίδης.
Στίχοι: Γιώργος Μυζάλης.

Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics below

Φέρτε παλτά, φέρτε κουβέρτες και σκουφιά

Bring coats, bring blankets, and beanies

ήρθαν τα χιόνια και τα κρύα στις αυλές μας

the snow and the cold came to our yards

φέρτε να βράσουμε ροφήματα ζεστά

let’s boil hot drinks

να ζεσταθούνε επιτέλους οι καρδιές μας.

to warm our hearts at last.

 

Ήρθε ο χειμώνας ο σοφός για να οργανώσει

The wise winter came to organize

βραδιές με κάστανα τριγύρω απ’ τη φωτιά

evenings with chestnuts around the fire

τρεις μήνες μένει κι επιμένει να ενώσει

he stays for three months and insists on connecting

τους φίλους όλους σε σπιτάκια γιορτινά.

all friends in festive houses.

 

Ντύσου καλά προτού να βγεις από το σπίτι σου

Dress well before you leave your house

έχει χιονίσει κι όλα γύρω είναι λευκά

it has snowed and everything around is white

είναι χειμώνας, δες την παγωμένη μύτη σου

it’s winter, look at your frozen nose

να ζεσταθούμε έλα οι δυο μας αγκαλιά.

Come here and let’s hug each other to warm up.

 

 

Ήρθε ο χειμώνας ο σοφός για να οργανώσει

The wise winter came to organize

βραδιές με κάστανα τριγύρω απ’ τη φωτιά

evenings with chestnuts around the fire

τρεις μήνες μένει κι επιμένει να ενώσει

he stays for three months and insists on connecting

τους φίλους όλους σε παιχνίδια γιορτινά.

all friends in festive games.

 

About Dionisios Savvopoulos
(Greek composer and singer)

Dionysis Savvopoulos is a singer-songwriter, the first mainstream artist to write both the music and the lyrics of his songs and perform them as well.

If you are interested to read more about him, and listen to another  known song, then click here and read the article
https://omilo.com/200-years-greek-independence-with-savvopoulos/

For even more information about Savvopoulos, as well as other Greek Composers of “entechno songs and music”, we suggest to purchase the following eBook
https://omilo.com/publications/greek-entechna-songs-part-2/

Podcast Story –  Winter In Greece, is Full of Surprises

In  February 2021 there was a lot of snow in Athens, and the end of January 2022, it even snowed more…leading to total chaos, and closing down of the Athens airport for several days.
That experience and  week of “snow in Athens” (January 2022), gave Maya the inspiration to write Podcast Story 19. A story which took place in real, and is for 95% based on true facts.
Curious?  Then listen to Podcast 19, read by teacher Myrto, while improving your Greek Listening Skills!

If you want to learn even more, then click here to go to all Podcast links,
and order your Podcast Notebook, with much more information, grammar exercises, English translations , etc..