S’agapo giati eisai oraia – Alkistis Protopsalti

Alkistis Protopsalti sings “S’agapo”, a Greek traditional folk song which in English means “I love you”. The song is also known as ‘S’agapo giati eisai oraia“, meaning “I love you because you are beautiful”.

S’ agapo giati eisai oraia is one of the traditional, most beloved Greek songs ever…

As universal as its title is: “I love you because you are beautiful”, by coincidence or not, this song doesn’t remember its authors…Lyrics and music belong to anyone and they are for everyone, to sing it, to listen to it, to long, to cry with it, or smile…as love does to all of us.

The creators of the song are unknown, simply because the song is considered born by the folk tradition of Greece; some believe though that the song is written by Aristidis Moschos, a composer of folk music, but it’s not confirmed.

It’s hard to find simpler words to tell your love: I love you because you are beautiful… I love you because you are you!!!

Of course, when love one person with every beat of your heart you love the whole world “because you live in it”. And you can’t wait to see the beloved face because the whole world has the latitudes of your love’s eyes and smile. Sometimes, when listening to this song you just want to open the window!

S'agapo giati eisai oraia 

Category: Greek Folk Songs

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7 Responses to S’agapo giati eisai oraia – Alkistis Protopsalti

  1. Roza Nikova November 24, 2009 at 22:09 #

    Πολυ, πολυ ωραια! Wonderful!

  2. Veronika January 25, 2010 at 16:56 #

    Wonderful, Magnificent, THANK YOU so much for sharing this most wonderful song, and the English translation. What a voice! I’ve loved this song since I first heard it in … a long time ago.

  3. orea May 12, 2010 at 13:18 #

    to onoma mou ene orea paraxeno alla etsi me vafitisane

  4. george dAVIS August 29, 2010 at 16:02 #

    very haunting music,i enjoyed it , wonderful

  5. Irene Georgantas May 21, 2011 at 10:54 #

    Beautiful. Perfect wedding song.

  6. SOLOMON GUBBAY February 28, 2013 at 03:40 #

    SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SONG AND SUCH A WONDERFUL VOICE.
    I LIVED IN BEAUTIFUL THESSALONIKI AND THIS SONG SO REMINDS ME OF IT.
    S’AGAPO THESSALONIKI, S’AGAPO ELLADA, EISAI MESA TO AIMA MOU

  7. Haitham January 2, 2015 at 05:54 #

    Eleni this is for you,
    you are beautiful just like Greece

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