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Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:04 am

Me and Samouth was talking about starting a thread to share songs, lyrics, lyric translations etc...
heres a song both me and him have sorted the lyrics for, ive got a few more which ill post later...
(Sorry can only find a live version of this song, its a song by Astronomy Class off the album Mekong Delta Sunrise, its a good album with Kak Channthy from the Cambodian Space Project singing on quite a few of the tracks)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKaF_4J6tc
Astronomy Class ft. Kak Channthy (Cambodian Space Project)
- Woman Wants To Drink

(Khmer)
To night, To night, I want to drink, not because of anyone or I was upset from love.
To night, To night, I want to drink, not because of anyone or I was upset from love.
It is wrong dear, It is wrong dear. I drink because I am happy.

(Rap)
Girl i see you dress sexy, So pretty,
Come from the village for a night in the city,
Sitting all alone, Just drinking your whisky,
Must be heart broken, That's such a pity,
Girl watch your back, The night is so gritty.

(Khmer)
With high heel and mini skirt and a very thin clothed white shirt, baby do I look pretty ?
With high heel and mini skirt and a very thin clothed white shirt, baby do I look pretty ?
baby do I look pretty ?

(Rap)
Girl why you dressed like that? And im certain,
You cant be here for fun, Must be working,
Everybody's looking, High heels and mini skirt,
Street 51, Diamond in the dirt,
Phnom Penh at night, No place for a lady,
Motives ulterior, Vibes so shady,
Baby are you sad, you fallen on hard times?
Or are you looking for something you can't find.

Oh la, la. la la la la la la la....

(Khmer)
To night, To night, I want to drink, not because of anyone or I was upset from love.
To night, To night, I want to drink, not because of anyone or I was upset from love.
It is wrong dear, It is wrong dear. I drink because I am happy.

(Rap)
Seems so innocent, Hair all styled up,
The night goes on, Beer bottles pile up,
Each man passing tries to bring your smile up,
If there's trouble, Is there a cousin you can dial up?
You here alone has got them all riled up.

(Khmer)
With high heel and mini skirt and a very thin clothed white shirt, baby do I look pretty ?
With high heel and mini skirt and a very thin clothed white shirt, baby do I look pretty ?
baby do I look pretty ?

(Rap)
I'm alone too, The double standard,
When you won't do what society demands and,
Please don't get mad, I'm just being candid,
Under the bright lights you're prey for randoms,
Strutting around town like prize bantams,
Love you tonight then they gone like phantoms,
Baby i guess that you take your chances,
Drink 'cuz you're happy, Despite the advances.

Oh la, la. la la la la la la la......
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Re: Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby prahkeitouj » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:36 am

Good, Samouth and Jamie! Now I can learn thins song.
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Re: Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:44 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd55VoIkdbQ

Jol chnam tmei jol vey kramum. Roob reang knom plek ahs-ja. Bros bros tam merl lon. Te knom min penh jinda. Kom mok prat-tna teak tong sne-ha. Knom min trov kar smag te. Knom min trov kar smag te.

(It's new year, and I become of age. My appearance changes astonishingly. Men are gazing at me, but my heart does not stir.
Do not desire my love. I do not need to respond. I do not need to respond.)


Jol chnam tmei jol vey kramum. Bros bros jom rom som sne. Tam merl min daj te. Knom jong srek oy kmahs ge. Ta te giu te. Knom min prom sne. Knom jam dob khe teat sin...jam dob khe teat sin.

(It's new year, and I become of age. Men are flocking for my attention, gazing non-stop. I want to shout to humiliate them: NO IS NO! I won't pay them any attention. I'll wait ten more months...wait ten more months.)
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Re: Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:50 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd-9bulJhmw

Can you please shave your beard babe?
Don't keep it, you have to hurry up.
Not young but you want to be old instead.
Aren't you embarrassed? (3x)
LA LA LA LA YAY YAY YAY

What are you keeping that beard for babe?
Or is it for other women to fall in love with it?
As for me, I don't like it.
I will see you later. (3x)
LA LA LA LA YAY YAY YAY
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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:54 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTU6CH1ZCrc
ស្រាមួយកែវ លើកជូនសង្សារ
Here’s a glass of wine I’m offering you

សូមបងពិសា ភ្លក្សមើលទៅ (ភ្លក្សមើលទៅ)
Please have a taste, my dear

ស្រាក៏ឆ្ងាញ់ រូបអូនក៏ស្រស់ (x2)
The wine is sweet, my face is pretty

ទីនេះហើយគឺ ភូមិឋានស្រណុក
Here is the place of your comfort

សុខសាន្ដរបស់បង របស់បង
Peace and tranquility

អ្នកផឹកមិនស្រវឹងនឹងស្រាទេ
Those who drink (here) don’t get drunk from the wine

ស្រាឆ្ងាញ់មិនឆ្ងាញ់ ដូចអូនដែរ (ដូចអូនដែរ)
The wine is sweet but not as sweet as me

បីកែវចូលពោះ ដំណើរទៅរ (x2)
Three glasses in their belly and they are staggering

ទីនេះហើយគឺ ភូមិឋានស្រណុក
Here is the place of your comfort

សុខសាន្ដរបស់បង របស់បង
Peace and tranquility

សង្សារស្នេហ៍តែ ផ្កាក្រៅរបង
You only love flowers that grow in the wild

ផ្កាក្រៅរបង ក្រអូបមានស្នេហ៍ស្មោះ (មានស្នេហ៍ស្មោះ)
Wild flowers smell nice and their love is truthful

បើមិនជឿ សូមស្នេហ៍មើលចុះ (x2)
If you don’t believe me, try and love me

ទីនេះហើយគឺ ភូមិឋានស្រណុក
Here is the place of your comfort

សុខសាន្ដរបស់បង របស់បង
Peace and tranquility

អូនមានចិត្ត ស្មោះចំពោះបង
My feelings for you are real

សូមកុំធ្វើ ឳ្យអូនខកចិត្ត (អូនខកចិត្ត)
Please don’t disappoint me

បើស្ម័គ្រពិត ផឹកមួយកែវនេះទៅ (x2)
If you are truly willing, drink this glass

ទីនេះហើយគឺ ភូមិឋានស្រណុក
Here is the place of your comfort

សុខសាន្ដរបស់បង របស់បង
Peace and tranquility

បើស្ម័គ្រស្មោះ ទើបបានជាគូ
If you are truthful, let’s be together

បើមិនគូកុំធ្វើជាស្នេហ៍ (ធ្វើជាស្នេហ៍)
If we are not together, don’t pretend to love

ឳ្យតែព្រម ធ្វើទៅសមហើយ (x2)
If you agree, do it properly

ទីនេះហើយគឺ ភូមិឋានស្រណុក
Here is the place of your comfort

សុខសាន្ដរបស់បង របស់បង
Peace and tranquility

ហ្វូងផ្កាយកំដរដួងព្រះចន្ន
Like the flock of stars keep company to the moon

អូនសូមកំដរ ប្រុសមាសស្នេហ៍ (ប្រុសមាសស្នេហ៍)
I ask to keep you company, my beloved

ស្នេហ៍ពិតគឺ លលកញីឈ្មោល (x2)
True love is a dove couple

ទីនេះហើយគឺ ភូមិឋានស្រណុក
Here is the place of your comfort

សុខសាន្ដរបស់បង របស់បង
Peace and tranquility

(translated by Joon FTOF)
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Re: Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby Duncan » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:24 pm

I've written quite a few song in my lifetime, and here is one that I have never finished , cause I don't speak enough Khmer to complete it.
I do get a few laughs from Cambodians when I sing it.

I had a lady,,, who said she loved me,
And that's the way it always would be
At night time she'd go riverside
Drinking whisky and wine
And come home in the morning
And say she was mine.

ch'goo-ut, toa-ut, k'jeul s'ray
Loo-ee loo-ee, loo-ee loo-ee
k'nyom ot-dtay.

She loved my money,
She didn't love me
She loved dancing
Drinking wine and whisky.

Ch'goo-ut, toa-ut, k'jeul s;ray
Loo-ee loo-ee, loo-ee loo-ee,
K'nyom ot-dtay
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:35 pm

Duncan wrote:I've written quite a few song in my lifetime, and here is one that I have never finished , cause I don't speak enough Khmer to complete it.
I do get a few laughs from Cambodians when I sing it.

I had a lady,,, who said she loved me,
And that's the way it always would be
At night time she'd go riverside
Drinking whisky and wine
And come home in the morning
And say she was mine.

ch'goo-ut, toa-ut, k'jeul s'ray
Loo-ee loo-ee, loo-ee loo-ee
k'nyom ot-dtay.

She loved my money,
She didn't love me
She loved dancing
Drinking wine and whisky.

Ch'goo-ut, toa-ut, k'jeul s;ray
Loo-ee loo-ee, loo-ee loo-ee,
K'nyom ot-dtay
Nice! thanks for sharing! i like it :) i love writing songs too, although im only ever usually inspired to write when im in a depressive rut, i guess its a kind of therapy lol i havent written any in khmer yet though, but this has inspired me to do so :P ill share one of my more "positive" songs lol

"Nirvana Apocalypse"
Twisted,
Planets shifted,
Mind earthquakes causing tsunami headaches,
Mass flash flooding drowning me out,
Washing away the blood where our battles were once fought,
Volcanic eruptions causing pollution to all assumptions and thoughts,
Comets raining down causing devastating extinction to all that once was,
Tomorrow is a new day to be lived in a new way,
Mistakes are made and lessons learnt,
Play with fire you will get burnt,
For every action a reaction,
Satisfaction in karma,
Be enlightened and reach nirvana,
Live a calmer life,
Eliminate strife,
Be free from yourself,
The one that brings you down,
The sound of birds forever ringing in your ears,
Peaceful sounds drown out the frowns,
Wake up each day with the desire to do better,
Sun setting and sunrise,
Widen the eyes,
Gaze at the nights sky watch shooting stars expanding the mind,
Make a wish,
Reality isn't like this,
Brainwashed by our own matrix,
Pain is an illusion,
Free life is a fallacy,
We are eternal,
Immortality!
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Re: Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:01 pm

Pan Ron - Rom Rom Rom:
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
ha, ha ha ha,
Jong tae rom rom rom rom rom tul phlue.

Min rom kue khnyom cheu,
Beu cheu min gneay jea.

Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
ha, ha ha ha,
Jong tae rom rom rom rom rom tul phlue.

Min rom kue khnyom cheu,
Beu cheu min gneay jea.

Pel na khnyom ban rom,
Sabay men,
Hao saen sabay os ja,
Chenda jong tai rom.

Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha Twist,
Ha la ha la,
Agogo, ru Mambo, Cha Cha Cha

Jong rom jong vak na,
Khnyom rom ban tang os.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLQXz0AW2D0
(i like the Sokun Kanha version its a little more upbeat)
Samouth/Little Salary feel free to translate into english :)
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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:11 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFsmGd3zB5U
Sinn Sisamouth - Regret Unfortunate Love
ទោះជា បងដឹង ថាអូនស្អប់បងយ៉ាង ណាក៏ដោយ
Tooh chea bong doeung tha oun s'orp bong yang na ko daoy
Even though I know you hate me

បងនៅតែកើតទុក្ខព្រួយ ខ្លាចស្រីបានគេ
Bong nov tae kae't tawk prooy khlach srey ban ke
I still feel sorrow, I'm afraid you meet someone

ជាតិនេះ អភ័ព្វ កើតមកស្គាល់តែទុក្ខ សោកឥតល្ហែរ
Cheat nis aphorp kae't mok skoal tae tawk saok ot lo'haer
This life is unfortunate. I've only known misery and sadness without respite since I was born

ព្រោះខ្វះក្តីស្មោះត្រង់ ស្នេហ៍មិនបរិសុទ្ឋ
Prooh kvas kdey smos trang sneh min borisoth
Because faithfulness is missing and love isn't pure

កម្ម អ៊ើយ ក៏ធ្ងន់អ្វីម្លេះ? ស្ទើរប្រេះសង្ខាររលត់
Kam euy ko thngoun avey mless? steur pre's sangkar rolot
Why is fate so grim? My existence is cracking and close to an end

ជួបស្នេហ៍ ៗមិនបរិសុទ្ឋ ក្តៅដូចគេដុត រន្ឋត់ក្នុងប្រាណ
Choup sneh sneh min borisoth kdav doch ke dot ronthot knong prann
I encounter love, love that isn't pure, I'm getting heated as if lit on fire, trembling inside

មើលទៅ គូរគេ ស្នេហ៍គេសុទ្ឋតែស្នេហ៍ ស្នេហ៍សុខសាន្ត
Meul tov koo ke sneh ke sot tae sneh sneh soksan
Others' companions love them of a love that is pure and peaceful

អូនអើយបងសែនស្តាយ ៗព្រោះស្នេហ៍អភ័ព្វ
Oun euy bong saen sday sday prooh sneh aphorp
O beloved, I immensely regret, regret unfortunate love

(translated by Joon FTOF)
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Re: Cambodian Songs/Lyrics

Postby Samouth » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:08 am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLQXz0AW2D0

Pan Ron – Rom Min Cha’aet te
Pen Ron- It is never enough to dance
អាហាសៗៗៗៗៗ រាំៗៗៗៗ មិនឆ្អែតទេ
Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha It is never enough to dance

ហា រាំ រាំ រាំ មិនឆ្អែតទេ
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha dance, dance, dance, it is never enough

ហា ហា ហា
ha, ha ha ha
Ha ha ha

ចង់តែរាំរាំរាំរាំទល់ភ្លឺ
Jong tae rom rom rom rom rom tul phlue.
I want to dance dance dance dance dance till morning

មិនរាំគឺខ្ញុំឈឺ
Min rom kue khnyom cheu,
No dancing, I will get sick.

បើឈឺគឺមិនងាយជា
Beu cheu min gneay jea.
If I get sick, it will take me longer to recover

ហា រាំ រាំ រាំ មិនឆ្អែតទេ
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha dance dance dance, it is never enough

ហា រាំ រាំ រាំ មិនឆ្អែតទេ
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha dance dance dance, it is never enough

ហា ហា ហា ហា
ha, ha ha ha,
Ha ha ha ha
ចង់តែរាំ រាំ រាំ រាំ រាំ ទល់ភ្លឺ
Jong tae rom rom rom rom rom tul phlue.
I want to dance dance dance dance dance till morning

មិនរាំគឺខ្ញុំឈឺ
Min rom kue khnyom cheu,
No dancing, I will get sick.

បើឈឺគឺមិនងាយជា
Beu cheu min gneay jea.
If I get sick, it will take me longer to recover

ពេលណាខ្ញុំបានរាំ
Pel na khnyom ban rom,
Every time I dance

សប្បាយមែន
Sabay men,
I am happy

ហើយ សែនសប្បាយអស្ចារ្យ
Hao saen sabay os ja,
And I am really happy

ចិន្ដាចង់តែរាំ
Chenda jong tai rom.
My heart always want to dance

ហា រាំ រាំ រាំ មិនឆ្អែតទេ
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha dance dance dance, It is never enough

ហា រាំ រាំ រាំ មិនឆ្អែតទេ
Ha rom rom rom min cha'aet te,
Ha dance dance dance, it is never enough
ហា ធ្វឺស
Ha Twist,
Ha Twist

ហា ឡា ហា ឡា
Ha la ha la,
Ha la ha la

អាហ្គូរ ហ្គូរ ឬ ម៉ាំប៉ូ ឆា ឆា ឆា
Agogo, ru Mambo, Cha Cha Cha
Agogo or Mambo or Cha Cha Cha

ចង់រាំចង្វាក់ណា ខ្ញុំរាំបានទាំងអស់
Jong rom jong vak na, Khnyom rom ban tang os.
I can dance any types of music
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.

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