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SONG OF THE DAY To Telefteo Vradi Mou

Today’s Song Of The Day is dedicated to“Stelios Kazantzidis.


The song I have chosen to feature today is, To Telefteo Vradi Mou, also known as Dio Portes Exei I Zoi

This is one the all time greatest songs. This was originally performed by Stelios Kazantzidis and Marinella. The lyrics are by Eftichia Papagianopoulos and the music is by Kazantzidis himself. The song was first released on 78 rpm Vinyl Record in 1959 by His Masters Voice in Greece. The record also contained the song “Madhubala” and sold about 100,000 pieces in its year of release beating the previous record of 45,000 record sales that Hadjidakis song “Garifallo st’ afti” had set.

Here are some live versions of this masterpiece!………..

Stelios Kazantzidis
Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης
Birth name Stylianos Kazantzidis
Born 29 August 1931
Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece
Died 14 September 2001 (aged 70)
Athens, Greece
Genres Laïkó, Rebetiko
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments vocals, occasional 12-string guitar
Years active 1952–2000
Labels HMV, Standard, Olympic, Nina, Odeon, Minos, Parlophone, Columbia, Music Box/MBI, Capitol, Regal, Phillips, Peters International, Polydor
Associated acts Marinella, Kaiti Grey, Litsa Diamandi, Christos Nikolopoulos.

The lyrics for this song

Το τελευταίο βράδυ μου,
απόψε το περνάω,
κι’ όσοι με πίκραναν πολύ,
τώρα που φεύγω απ’ τη ζωή,
όλους τους συγχωρνάω.

Όλα είναι ένα ψέμα,
μια ανάσα, μια πνοή,
σαν λουλούδι κάποιο χέρι
θα μας κόψει μιαν αυγή.

Εκεί που πάω δεν περνά
το δάκρυ και ο πόνος,
τα βάσανα και οι καημοί,
εδώ θα μείνουν, στη ζωή,
κι’ εγώ θα φύγω μόνος.

Όλα είναι ένα ψέμα,
μια ανάσα, μια πνοή,
σαν λουλούδι κάποιο χέρι
θα μας κόψει μιαν αυγή.

Δυο πόρτες έχει η ζωή,
άνοιξα μια και μπήκα,
σεργιάνισα ένα πρωινό
κι’ ώσπου να ‘ρθει το δειλινό,
από την άλλη βγήκα.

Stelios Kazantzidis and Eftichia Papagianopoulos


*some info taken from Wikipedia

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