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Don’t Ask the Sky (music video)

This has been an all times Greek classic. “Min ton rotas ton oyrano” – Don’t ask the sky. It was composed by Manos Hatzidakis 1959 for the film  “To nisi ton gennaion” (The island of the Brave) about the battle of Crete during the Nazi occupation. Originally it was sung by actress Tzeni Karezi. My favorite performance is by singer Mary Lo, but I couldn’t find it… I think the song matches perfect to this moody Athens sky today.

Video: Tzeni Karezi – Film

 

Lyrics in English

Word after word, we lost the sense of time

pain possessed us and the night came.

  • Wipe the tear with your handkerchief

    and let me drink the sun from your lips

    Don’t ask the sky, the cloud and the moon

    your dark glance has taken something from the night.

    Whatever found us and whatever made us sorry

    struck us secretly like a knife

    Wipe the tear with your handkerchief

    and let me drink the sun from your lips

  • Video: Dimitra Galani
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