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Is it possible to get an English translation of Canakkale? The beauty of the Turkish language comes through either way but I don't speak Turkish and would love to understand the lyrics. Thanks, Marnie Allbritten, Roseburg, Oregon. (Really enjoyed your concert here last weekend!)


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 08/28/2018
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Hello :-) It's Nomad, I'll be doing the translation. Thank you so much for coming to our show!
Ok now, here it goes, it's a bit dark since it's a WWI song about the Dardanelles battle:

Inside Canakkale, they shot me (x2)
before I even died, they buried me
oh my youth my youth

Inside Canakkale, there's a full "desti" (I don't know what that is, might mean "tragedy" - it's kinda old Turkish) x2
The mothers and the fathers gave up hope
oh my youth my youth

inside Canakkale, there's a market with mirrors (x2)
mother I'm marching towards the enemy line
oh my youth my youth

(Then the first verse repeats.)

Thanks Marnie! So nice to see you last week! :-)

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