Hele Hele

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COUNTRY: Armenia
LANGUAGE: Armenian

GENRE: Armenian folk

Found on the Smithsonian Folkways Richard Hagopian recording, “Armenian Music Through the Ages.” Hagopian starts singing starts at 1:12.

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There’s going to be a party and everyone’s invited Hele hele hele ninnay eh
That’s going to be a party it will last all night, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
At least until we all get tired, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
Which nowadays is about 7:30, Hele hele hele ninnay eh

 

What is a farm and what is a garden?, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
What is stopping and what is starting?, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
The fruit’s so sweet on the tallest tree, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
If I can’t reach it how sweet is it to me?, Hele hele hele ninnay eh

 

There’s going to be a party and everyone’s invited, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
There’s going to be a party it will last all night, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
We’ll go to bed at the break of dawn, Hele hele hele ninnay eh
Who am I kidding? We’ll be be asleep by 9, Hele hele hele ninnay ey

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