Eki Attar


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Tuvans are indigenous people of Siberia who live in Russia, Mongolia and China. They have a unique style of singing called “throat singing.” (source)


Lyrics – Transliteration

Čügürüktüŋ bažïnaida
Čügen sugluk šïŋgïr-šïŋgïr
Čüden artyk sarïïm saktïp
Čüldü-chüreem šimir-šimir

Refrain*

Eki doruum bažïnaida
Ezer, chügen šïŋgïr-šïŋgïr
Erge-karam čazhïnaida
Chavagazï čajïr-čajïr

Oglaa-dainïŋ bažïnaida
Sugluk, deerbek šïŋgïr-šïŋgïr
Ortun-Karam čažïnaida
Čavagazï čayïr-čayïr

Xemchik xemni örü čelgen
Xertesh-ojnüŋ čoruu-la-dïr
Kezhee boorga čaŋnap kelir
Xeymerimniŋ čaŋï-la-dïr

Karbap karbap čelip orar
Kara-dorum čelizhi-dir
Kattïraŋnap čaŋnap orar
Karam-ežim čaŋï-la-dïr

*The refrain seems to have syllables which are not notated in any of my sources.

Tuvan – Еки аттар

Чүгүрүктүң бажынайда баш
Чүген суглук шыңгыр-шыңгыр
Чүден артык сарыым сактып
Чүлдү-чүреем шимир-шимир

Эки доруум бажынайда
Эзер чүген шыңгыр-шыңгыр
Эрге-карам чажынайда шэшендэ
Чавагазы чайыр-чайыр

Оглаа-дайның бажынайда улы – тайнын башында
Суглук дээрбек шыңгыр-шыңгыр
Ортун-карам чажынайда шэшендэ
Чавагазы чайыр-чайыр

Хемчик хемни өрү челген
Хертеш-ойнуң чоруу-ла-дыр
Кежее боорга чаңнап келир кеше килер
Хеймеримниң чаңы-ла-дыр

Карбап карбап челип орар
Кара-доруум челижи-дир
Каттыраңнап чаңнап орар
Карам-эжим чаңы-ла-дыр
(source)

Translation – Good horses

On the swift steed’s head
Bridle and bit are rinkling-tinkling;
Remembering the beloved above all
My heart is beating pit-a-pat.

On my good bay’s head
Saddle and rein are rinkling-tinkling;
On my sweetheart’s braid
Her braid ornament is swaying-swaying.

On the shy colt’s head
Bit and rings are rinkling-rinkling;
On my young love’s braid
Her braid ornament is swaying-swaying.

Trotting up the river Khemchik
Such is the pace of the arched dun horse;
Always coming when evening falls
Such is the habit of my young love.

Trotting clip-clop clip-clop
It is the trot of my dark-bay horse;
Always smiling softly
Such is the habit of my sweet friend.
(source)


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