Trandafir dă pre răzor,
Refrain : Cosiţa verdiţa iedera,
Pră mijloc cam gălbior, Refrain.
Pră margine roşu inchis, Refrain.
Tinerel drăgut mi-am prins, Refrain.
Rose from the bed of flowers,
Refrain : Braid of green ivy,
Il the middle it is a little yellow, Refrain.
On the edges it is dark red, refarin.
I caught a pretty young boy friend, Refrain.
Trandafir roşu inchis, Refrain.
Nu l-am prins dintr-un adins, Refrain.
Ci l-am prins dintr-o-nşelare, Refrain.
Ca să văd ce minte are, Refrain.
Dark red rose, Refrain.
I did not catch him with a serious purpose, Refrain.
But I caught him by a trick, Refrain.
To see what a mind he has, Refrain.
Dacă are minte bună, Refrain.
Il iubăsc un an şi-o luna, Refrain.
Dacă are minte ră, Refrain.
Mie nu mi-l trebuiă, Refrain.
If he has a good mind, Refrain.
I shall love him for a year and a month, Refrain.
If he has a bad mind, Refrain.
I do not need him, Refrain.