Sari Gelin (in Armenian, Azeri, & Persian) Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan Endless Vision
“Whether the name Sari Gelin refers to a blonde bride, a girl/bride of the mountains, or simply a bride in yellow garments is unknown since the history and precise origin of many songs, originally belonging to oral folk traditions such as Sari Gelin, are difficult to determine.
The song is known in Turkey to be based on a story similar to Romeo & Juliet, where a Muslim Turkish man falls in love with a Christian Armenian girl. In Turkey, Sari Gelin is often used in documentaries or television programs about Armenians, and is somewhat recognized as a mourning song for the tragedy that befell the two nations. In Azerbaijan, Sari Gelin is known to be a legend in which “Blond Maiden” symbolizes the love between a Turk and a Christian lady after a Seljuk Turkish victory against the Byzantine Empire.”