'You didn't come'. Story of one song
It is difficult to remain insensitive to the song, Russian singers came to like which recently - 'Sen gelmez oldun' (You didn't come). Admittedly, Sati Kazanova's performance of the song was the most vivid. The song, written in the Soviet years by the Azerbaijani composer Alakbar Taghiyev, touches the soul and moves the heart with joy and sadness even through decades. This melodic song tells a sad story. Taghiyev wrote the music for a poem by Madina Gulgun in memory of his daughter-in-law, who died of cancer. Taghiyev wrote this fantastic tune as soon as he returned from her funeral.
Alakbar Taghiyev was a person of natural gifts, who received his talent from God. The composer, who wrote dozens of songs, did not have a musical education. He was a professional lawyer, for many years he worked as investigator. Years late, his love for music made him famous.
At the time, the song 'Sen gelmez oldun' hit the Top 40 of best French songs.Today people also return to Alakbar Taghiyev's art. It is no accident that his songs in new arrangements are performed not only by Azerbaijanis, but also Russian, Turkish, Greek and Moldovan musicians.
The translation of song lyrics:
Deyirdin baharda görüşərik biz You said we were going to meet in spring
Bahar gəldi keçdi, sən gəlməz oldun, Spring had come and gone, but u still didn't come,
Daşlaramı dəydi sındı əhdimiz? Why were our sacred dreams destroyed?
Aylar, gəldi ketdi, sən gəlməz oldun Months have passed, but you didn't come
Sən gəlməz oldun, sən gəlməz oldun, But you didn't come, but you didn't come,
Sən gəlməz oldun, yarım But you didn't come, my love
Gözləyirəm mən, gözləyirəm mən, gözləyirəm mən, I am waiting for you, I am waiting for you,
Sən gəlməz oldun But you didn't come
Deyirdin qapına qonaram quş tək You said you will come to my door as birds do
Quşlar gəldi getdi, sən gəlməz oldun Birds were singing, but you didn't come
Yaşamaq eşqi ilə vəcdəyə gəldik In love with our lives, we we losing our mind
Aylar gəldi getdi, sən gəlməz oldun Months have passed, but you didn't come
Sən gəlməz oldun, sən gəlməz oldun, You didn't come, you didn't come,
Sən gəlməz oldun, yarım But you didn't come, my love.