Waktu semalam bung, aku bermimpi
Last night dear, I had a dream
Bertemu ular bung, besar sekali
Was confronted by a snake, a very large one
Ular menggigit bung, jari kaki ku
The snake bit my toe
Suda mengiggit bung, ular berlalu
After doing so, the snake moved away
Ku picit, picit, darah keluar
As I pressed (the wound), it bled
Aku menjerit, "Adu!" hingga tersedar
I screamed, "Ouch," as I woke up
Apa kah itu bung, erti maksud-nya?
What is the meaning dear?
Impian semalam, sangat seramnya?
This dream last night, this most frightful dream?
Jangan khuatir dik, jangan berduka
Don't worry dear, don't be alarmed
Impian semalam, alam kuasa
The dream last night, nature controls
Bila malam datang, Bulan-nya terang
When night falls, the moon is bright
Bintang pun bersinar, Kelip-kelipan
Stars shine bright, twinking right
Bunga di taman dik, Sedang berkembang
Flower in the garden, and in bloom
Tak lama lagi aduh, Di-petik orang
Is soon plucked by someone
Itulah itu dik, Erti maksudnya
That's the meaning dear
Impian semalam, Impian bahagia.
Of your dream, a delightful dream.
I managed to sing the song at a few concerts we had recently in 2015 and 2016 in Singapore and never tried to explain the meaning. Perhaps I should.
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