Ena to Helidoni – English Lyrics



The lyrics of the songĀ Ena to Helidoni by Grigoris Bithikotsis translated to English

Lyrics: Odysseas Elytis
Music: Mikis Theodorakis
Performed by: Grigoris Bithikotsis

Ena to Helidoni – Engish Lyrics

Lone is the swallow and costly (precious) the spring,
For the sun to turn it takes a lot of work,
It takes a thousand dead sweating at the wheels,
It takes the living also shedding their blood.

God my Master Builder, You built me into the mountains,
God my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea!

Magicians carried off the body of May,
They buried the body in a tomb of the sea,
They sealed it up in a deep well,
Its scent fills the darkness and all the Abyss.

God my Master Builder, You too among the Easter lilacs,
God my Master Builder, You felt the scent of Resurrection

Ena to Helidoni 

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