mihaela-mihai(Photo source) Perfect for a Sunday morning, this lovely Romanian foxtrot (also performed as a tango), 'Trurli, trurli, draga' was written in 1934 by Stroe and Vasilache. Vasile Vasilache met a tragic and untimely death in the bombing of Bucharest on 4th April, 1944, leaving Nicolae Stroe to continue the radio programme, "Ora Vesela" they had begun together for Radio Bucharest in 1929, alone.

There have been many versions of 'Trurli, trurli, draga' over the years with a variety of styles and all of them marvellous: Titi Botez (an undeniable tango), Dorel Livianu, Angela Similea, Picky (I love this one) and Paula Seling to name just a few, but my all-time favourite is that of Mihaela Mihai - I adore her voice and that catchy '60s rhythm.

Here are the lyrics in case you don't know them - you'll want to sing along for sure. Impossible to resist!

Happy Sunday! :o)

mihaela mihai albumTrurli, trurli, draga

Printre flori am colindat
Ghiocei am adunat
Si oricât am cautat
Nu te-am aflat
Nu te-am aflat

Pâna când de dor purtat
Florile-am înduiosat
Glasul lor am ascultat
Pe înserat
Pe înserat

Mi-a soptit o viorea
C-ai sa-mi dai inima ta
Trurli, Trurli, draga
Te-as ruga pe dumneata
Sa n-o mai dai altcuiva,
Trurli, trurli, draga
Mi-a soptit o viorea
C-ai sa-mi dai inima ta

Mai departe am fugit
Dorul nu mi-am potolit
Lacrimi multe-am risipit
Si te-am iubit
Si te-am iubit

Si de gânduri chinuit
Printre flori iar am venit
Vioreaua n-am gasit
S-a vestejit
Si a murit

Mi-a soptit o viorea
C-ai sa-mi dai inima ta
Trurli, Trurli, draga
Te-as ruga pe dumneata
Sa n-o mai dai altcuiva,
Trurli, trurli, draga
Mi-a soptit o viorea
C-ai sa-mi dai inima ta