"Uska Dara (A Turkish Tale)" as written by and Stella Lee....
Üsküdar'a gider iken aldi da bir yagmur 2x
Kâtibimin setresi uzun, etegi çamur 2x
Kâtip uykudan uyanmis, gözleri mahmur 2x
Kâtip benim, ben kâtibin, ele karisir?
Kâtibime siter eter faltu ne güzel yarasir

Uskadara is a little town in Turkey
And in the old days, many women had male secretaries
Oh, well, that's Turkey!

Üsküdar'a gider iken bir mendil buldum 2x
Mendilimin içine lokum doldurdum 2x

They take a trip from Uskudara in the rain
And on the way they fall in love
He's wearing a stiff collar
In a full dress suit
She looks at him longingly through her veil
And casually feeds him candy
Oh, those Turks !

Kâtibimi arar iken yanimda buldum 2x
Kâtip benim, ben kâtibin, el ne karisir?
Kâtibime kolali da gömlek ne güzel yarasir

Kâtibimi arar iken yanimda buldum 2x
Kâtip benim, ben kâtibin, el ne karisir?
Kâtibime kolali da gömlek ne güzel yarasir 2x


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"Uska Dara" as written by Stella Lee

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    General CommentUska Dara (A Turkish Tale) is a 1953 song by Eartha Kitt. It is based on the Turkish folk song Kâtibim about a woman and her secretary traveling to Üsküdar. Eartha Kitt recorded it with Henri René and his orchestra at Manhattan Center, New York City, on March 13, 1953. The song was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5284 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10573. Kitt's recording sold 120,000 copies when it was first released by RCA Victor in 1953. Kitt later performed the song in the 1954 film New Faces and included the song in her cabaret act, where she culminated the number with a belly dance.
    sepultura1987on April 16, 2011   Link

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