Enrico Macias – Zingarella

“Zingarella” is a 1988 hit song by Gaston Ghrenassia, known by his stage name Enrico Macias, particularly in Israel and Turkey upon his tour in both countries.

Enrico Macias born 11 December 1938 to an Algerian Jewish family in Constantine, Algeria (then French Algeria). He played the guitar from childhood. His father, Sylvain Ghrenassia (1914–2004), was a violinist in an orchestra that played primarily maalouf, Andalo-Arabic music.

He made his first recording in 1962. In 1988, he had a big hit with “Zingarella”, particularly in Israel and Turkey upon his tour in both countries in addition to South Korea.

Zingarella Lyrics

Zingarella

Zingarella, zingarella
Les pieds nus dans cet hacienda
Bohémienne, souveraine
Ici chacun subit ta loi
Zingarella, zingarella.

Zingarella, zingarella
Madonne avant les madonnas,
Etrangère, familière
Quand les guitares s’accrochent à toi,
Zingarella, zingarella.

Zingarella romantica,
Quand tu danses ouvrent les bras
Tous les garçons autour de toi,
Zingarella, zingarella.

Zingarella bellisima,
Tes cheveux noirs, tes yeux lilas
Brillent la nuit comme un feu de bois,
Zingarella, zingarella …

Zingarella, zingarella,
La musique est faite pour toi,
Magicienne, musicienne,
Quand je l’écoute dans ta voix
Zingarella, zingarella.

Zingarella romantica
Quand tu danses ouvrent les bras
Tous les garçons autour de toi,
Zingarella, zingarella.

Zingarella bellissima,
Des cheveux noirs, des yeux lilas
Brillent la nuit comme un feu de bois,
Zingarella, zingarella …

Tous les garçons autour de toi,
Zingarella, zingarella,
Zingarella bellissima,
Des cheveux noirs, des yeux lilas
Brillent la…

Little gypsy girl

Little gipsy girl
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl,
Bare feet in that ranch,
bohemian, sovereign,
Here everyone obeys your law,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl.

Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl,
Lady before the ladies,
Strange, familiar,
When the guitars cling to you,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl.

Romantic gipsy girl,
When you dance, open the arms
All the boys around you,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl.

Little gipsy girl, most beautiful,
Black hair, lilac eyes
give light to the night like a wood fire,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl …

Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl,
The music is made for you
Charmer, musician girl,
When I hear it in your voice,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl.

Romantic gipsy girl,
When you dance, open the arms
All the boys around you,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl.

Little gipsy girl, most beautiful,
Black hair, lilac eyes
give light to the night like a wood fire,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl …

All the boys around you,
Little gipsy girl, little gipsy girl …
Little gipsy girl, most beautiful,
Black hair, lilac eyes
give light to…

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