Greek song in Guns of Navarone

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by spinnaker, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    Maybe one for Georacer.

    I am watching the Guns of Navarone.

    There is a Greek song that is in the movie
    Starts at about 1:54

    I know I have heard this song before and I am pretty sure it was not in the movie. Is this a fairly common song? Perhaps it is just a song that sounds like another song I am familiar??
  2. GopherT

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    Nov 23, 2012
    That song or something very similar is in those movies my wife drags me too ("momma Mia" and "my big fat Greek wedding" and possibly more).
  3. Georacer


    Nov 25, 2009
    Yes, I know the song. As the video title says, it's a popular, old song, not written for any movie specifically. I don't know how old it actually is. It'd bet between 50 and 100 years old.

    It talks about merry times, drinking and eating, as well as the Ionian Islands with maritime references.

    Here's a more formal recording, interpreted by the famous signer Nana Mouschouri. It sounds more formal and studio-like than how I usually hear it.

    Here's a page from the French Wikipedia for the song. You 'll have better luck translating from French than Greek.
  4. Brownout

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    Jan 10, 2012
  5. atferrari

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    Jan 6, 2004
    While I could not understand a single word, Irene Papas + Vangelis (Odes) were a sweet thing to listen.

    As a one who works in awfully noisy environments, quite often and for long periods, I usually prefer silence wehnever possible, but I've run across this music many times and find it relaxing at low volume.
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