Ukrainian songs – 10 – Вєрка Сердючка. Гоп-гоп-гоп

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Song: Гоп-гоп-гоп | Hop-hop-hop
Singer: Вє́рка Сердю́чка

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Verka Serduchka is a female comedy character which was created by Ukrainian actor Andriy Danylko and played by himself. The song is made in the genre of Ukrainian musical folklore, with a fast rhythm and funny lyrics. This type of songs is played in festivities, folk gatherings, Ukrainian weddings etc.

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Ukrainian lyrics and English translation

Гоп-гоп-гоп
Hop-hop-hop
Якщо́ не лю́блять нас, краси́вих i прекра́сних
Якщо́ не лю́блять нас, то хай iду́ть в…
Ой не бу́ду горюва́ть, бу́ду танцюва́ти!
If they don’t love us, so beautiful and wonderful,
If they don’t love us, let them go to…
I will not mourn, I will dance!
Ніхто́ мене́ не лю́бе, ніхто́ не приласка́є
Піду́ я у садо́чок, наї́мся черв’ячкíв
А черв’ячки́ чудо́вi та рiзнокольоро́вi
Я покладу́ їх в ро́тик i ти́хо — ням, ням, ням
Nobody loves me, no one caresses,
I will go to the garden, I will eat worms,
Worms are wonderful and multicolored
I put them into my mouth and quietly – niam, niam, niam
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я спiва́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я танцю́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, я ве́село спiва́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми спiва́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми танцю́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, ми ве́село спiва́єм.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing joyfully,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing joyfully.
У ме́не чо́рнi бров́и, у ме́не ка́рi о́чi
I зве́рху я краси́ва, i зни́зу — нiчого́
Якщо́ мене́ не лю́биш, якщо́ не приласка́єш
То йди собí в садо́чок, нажри́ся черв’ячкíв!
I have black eyebrows, I have brown eyes, And from above I am beautiful, and from below – not bad If you don’t love me, if you don’t caress me So, go to the garden, eat worms!
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я спiва́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я танцю́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, я ве́село спiва́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми спiва́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми танцю́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, ми ве́село спiва́єм.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing joyfully,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing joyfully.
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми спiва́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми танцю́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, ми ве́село спiва́єм.
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я спiва́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я танцю́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, я ве́село спiва́ю.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing joyfully.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing joyfully.
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я спiва́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а я танцю́ю
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, я ве́село спiва́ю.
Ой, дє́вочки!!!
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми спiва́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми танцю́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, ми ве́село спiва́єм.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and I am singing joyfully,
Оh, girls!!!
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing joyfully.
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми спiва́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми танцю́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, ми ве́село спiва́єм.
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми спiва́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, а ми танцю́єм
Гоп, гоп, гоп, чíда, гоп, ми ве́село спiва́єм.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing joyfully.
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are dancing,
Hop, hop, hop, chida, hop, and we are singing joyfully.
Спи! На́до спать! Лíзе під ю́бку
It’s my life, It’s my life
It’s my…споко́йна…Мнє ну́жна уйтí улиба́ясь!
It’s my life, It’s my life
Мнє бо́льна, сдє́лай мнє бо́льна!
Ідí!(*)
Sleep! You have to sleep! He slips under the skirt…
It’s my life, It’s my life
It’s my…Easy…I have to leave smiling!
It’s my life, It’s my life
it’s painful for me, make it painful for me!
Go away!(*)

(*) The last part of the song is told in Surzhyk, which is very popular although it’s not grammatically correct. Surzhyk is a mix of Ukrainian and Russian (and other neighbouring) languages and used mostly in Ukrainian small cities and villages.

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