Giannis Parios sings Ta dachtyla, a Greek song which translates to “The fingers” in English. The song is also known with the title To diko sou amartima ( Your Sin, in English).
Ta dachtyla is a song written and composed by Giannis Parios himself and it was originally performed by Stelios Kazantzidis.
Recently, this song was voted as the most popular zeibekiko song in Greece, following a research based on the popularity and airplay of the Greek zeibekiko songs since the 1960s.
Ta dachtyla is actually a song about the bitterness of the lost love, caused by countless sins.
In Greece we have the habit to count using our fingers as index mark; this is why the song is called “fingers”: because the singer uses his fingers to count the sins of his former better half and he founds them countless: ” your sins (are) the fingers of the entire world”.
Sins in a love affair cause pain and bitterness… and obviously a break up. But no matter how much time may pass, remembering the mistakes made in a relationship can still stir anger and pain.
This is why the zeibekiko rhythm is ideal for this song; because zeibekiko can express these feelings in the most “articulate” way. Zeibekiko is a dance full of sorrow and passion, of heartbreak and pain,and in some cases full of despair.
Here, we present the song Ta dachtyla with the voice of its creator, Giannis Parios.