Song #1 - Dle Yaman

Song #1 - Dle Yaman

Dle Yaman or Dele Yaman (in Armenian Դլե Յաման) is an Armenian folk song that best depicts the Armenian soul. Its title is unclear as no specific translation has been given.

Dle Yaman was one of the ancient Armenian folk songs collected and preserved by Komitas, a composer, musicologist and the founder of modern Armenian classic music.

Originally a love song, in time, Dle Yaman became the hymn for the Armenian Genocide. Dle Yaman is performed in a variety of interpretations, from folk to classical to modern versions.

Lyrics: 
Dle yaman,

Gyamin ekav kraki pes,

Vay, dle yaman,

Ekav, hasav chur tsovu kes,

Yaman, yaman.

Dle yaman,

Mer tun, dzer tun irar dimats,

Vay, dle yaman,

Menq siretsinq arants imats,

Yaman, yaman.

Dle yaman,

Arev dipav Masis sarin,

Vay, dle yaman,

Karot mnatsi yes im yarin,

Yaman, yaman.

Dle yaman,
Kamin ekav yeran-yeran,

Vay, dle yaman,

Gyamin hasav tsovu beran,

Yaman, yaman.

Dle yaman,

Kamin ekav, arav berdin,

Vay, dle yaman,

Ko ser katav mej im srtin,

Yaman, yaman.

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'Dle Yaman' is the first song of the 100 Songs of Armenia project, initiated by Music of Armenia. 
100 Songs of Armenia is a year long project, which presents 100 most important Armenian songs that have shaped the Armenian cultural heritage and its reality. It is a means through which Music of Armenia further educates and raises awareness about Armenian music to audiences around the world.