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Eftychia Papayiannopoulou

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'''Eftychia Papayiannopoulou''' was a Greek writer of - mostly [[laika]] - song lyrics.
She was born Eftychia Hadjigeorgiou in [[Aydini]], [[Asia Minor]], in [[1893]] and left for [[Greece ]] in [[1922]] after the [[Asia Minor Disaster]].
Though possessing a teacher's diploma, she never taught in Greece. From [[1926]] until [[1942]] she tried her hand in acting and afterwards, from [[1949]] until her death in January [[1972]], she wrote poems, many of which became mega-hit songs.
Unfortunately, as an "amateur" in a world of professionals, Eftychia Papayiannopoulou was often robbed of credit for her lyrics. Many composers, singers, song writers would buy her poems for a few hundred drachmas [[drachma]]s - the equivalent of a week's wages for low-paid labourers - and present them as their own.
Still, the songs we know she wrote, present a very impressive list:
*Σε τούτο το παλιόσπιτο - In this run-down house
*Γυάλινος κόσμος - Phoney world
*Στ' Αποστόλη το κουτούκι - In Apostoli's [[bouzouki ]] joint
*Αντιλαλούνε τα βουνά - The mountains resound
*Είμαστε αλάνια - We're wanderers