Ongi Ongi Ongella

Lyrics - Maltese

(Folk song from Malta)

Bumm Bumm il-bieb
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella,
Bumm Bumm il-bieb,
Ongija Kavallier

Min hemm, min hemm, minn hemm
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella
Min hemm, min hemm, minn hemm
Ongija Kavalier.

Hawn l-Ambassadore,
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella
Hawn l-Ambassadore
Ongija Kavallier.

X’irid l-Ambaxxaturi?
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella
X’irid l-Ambaxxaturi?
Ongija Kavallier

Irid tifla sabiha,
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella
Irid tifla sabiha,
Ongija Kavallier

X’ha ntuha ‘l din it-tifla?
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella
X’ha ntuha ‘l din it-tifla,
Ongija Kavallier.

Intuha libsa gdida,
Ongi’ ongi’ ongella
Intuha libsa gdida,
Ongija Kavallier.

Huduha la triduha, ghax ahna m’ghandniex x’nambuha
Karrozza b’erba’ roti ma tghaddix minn Putirjal
ghtuni bicca xoqqa halli nsewwi l-fardal.

English Translation – Well Done

Knock knock the door
Well done
Knock knock the door
Welcome Knight

Who’s there, who’s there, who’s there
Well done
Who’s there, who’s there, who’s there
Welcome Knight

Here comes Mr. Ambassador
Well done
Here comes Mr. Ambassador
Welcome Knight

What needs the Ambassador?
Well done
What needs the Ambassador?
Welcome Knight

He needs a young nice lassy,
Well done
He needs a young nice lassy,
Welcome Knight

What shall we give this lassy?
Well done
What shall we give this lassy?
Welcome Knight

We will give her a new dress,
Well done
We will give her a new dress.
Welcome Knight

Take her if you wants her, cause we don’t really need her.
A car with four wheels don’t fit through city gates
Please give me a piece of fabric fix my apron, mates

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  • Song with chords, Adapted version with English name game (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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