İreyhan eker misin
(Do you plant basil?)

Turkish

İreyhan eker misin
~lili lili de lili yar~
Balınan şeker misin
Dünyada ettiğini
Ahrette çeker misin

Karanfil oylum oylum
Geliyor servi boylum
Servi boylum gelince
Şen olur benim gönlüm

Karanfil olacaksın
Sararıp solacaksın
Ben hakime danıştım
Sen benim olacaksın

Karanfil oymak oymak
Olur mu yare doymak
Yare doydum diyenin
Cayizdir boynun vurmak
Do you plant basil?
Are you honey sweet?
Will you get what you deserve
In the afterlife?

Bushels of carnations
Here come my tall one, slender as a poplar
When my tall one comes
My heart is filled with joy

You will become a carnation
You’ll wilt and fade away
I asked a wise man
You will be mine

Carved carnations
Can one ever get enough of their beloved?
The one who says they’ve had enough
Should lose their head