Never on Sunday – English Lyrics


The lyrics of the song Never on Sunday by Melina Mercouri translated to English

Music: Manos Hadjidakis
Lyrics:  Manos Hadjidakis
Performance: Melina Mercouri

Never on Sunday – English Lyrics

From my window, I send off
one, two and three and four kisses
that reach the harbor
(as though) one and two and three and four birds

How I wished I had
one and two and three and four children
once they would all grow up
would become “dashing” lads, for Piraeus’s sake

No matter how I search, I cannot find another harbor
to make me crazy over it, as much as the Piraeus
where, as soon as night falls, (it) pours out “songs” for me
and its “pen-sketches” changes, gets filled up with children

As soon as I walk out my door
there’s no one I would not “love”
and as I go to sleep at night
I know that, I know that I will be dreaming of him

Gems, I set on my neck
and a bead (as a) lucky charm
for at night I await, as I go out to the harbor
a certain “stranger” to find

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  1. in the sentence “(as though) one and two and three and four birds”,
    the word “birds” is used as a metaphor for “young lads”

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