A Beautiful Coach with Two Horses-The death of a great Greek composer

On 7 August 2015, Greece lost one of its greatest song-writers, Costas Virvos. He composed more than 2,000 songs, many of which have been characterized as classic, all sung by Greece’s greatest singers.

One of our favourite songs is “A Beautiful Coach With Two Horses”, sung by a famous classic Greek singer, Gregoris Bithikotsis. Here are the lyrics, translated into English (with an effort to make them make sense):


A beautiful coach with two horses

 you bring me when I close my eyes (ie. when I die)

the wrong and absurd world

as a horseman for once to promenade


The one horse to be white

like the dreams I did as a child

The other horse to be black

like my bitter and infinite black life


[I want] to knock my ruthless whip

like my fate’s unbearable slapping

and to make it sound like a grievance

as from a sad bouzuki penury


The one horse to be white

like the dreams I made as a child

The other horse to be black

like my bitter and infinite black life



Listen to this beautiful song here:

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