|Gelem, gelem, lungone dromensa
Maladilem bahktale Romensa
A Romale katar tumen aven,
E tsarensa bahktale dromensa?A Romale, A Chavale
Vi man sas ek bari familiya,
A Romale, A Chavale
|I went, I went on long roads
I met happy Roma
O Roma where do you come from,
With tents on happy roads?O Roma, O fellow Roma
I once had a great family,
O Roma, O fellow Roma
This verse of Gelem, Gelem was inspired by Roma in the Nazi concentration camps of World War II.
There are other verses by different authors, so there exists several versions of this song.
The song Gelem, Gelem is also known by the names Djelem, Djelem,Opré Roma, and Romale Shavale.