Sunday, July 14, 2013

Xena Warrior Princess Theme Song

Xena: Warrior Princess Theme Song

Kaval sviri
Kaval sviri is a traditional Bulgarian folk song. Popularized by the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir, it was later used by composer Joseph LoDuca as the basis for the Xena fight theme, in the show Xena: Warrior Princess.

Narrative Overlay:
In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings
A land in turmoil cried out for a hero.
She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle.
The power. The passion. The danger.
Her courage will change the world

Translation of the Xena Theme Song (Bulgarian chanting translated from Joseph Lo Duca's English lyrics) Sung by Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares (The Bulgarian's Women Choir)

Jenata iazdi samotna                           A woman is riding alone                                                    
Neinoto minalo srazi ia                       Her shameful past almost destroyed her                           
Sreshtu voiskite ot tumen sviat           She is battling the army of the dark world     
Vouva za dobro tia                            She is fighting in the name of good              

Rogovi zvunove idvat                        Horns are sounding as she approaches                    
Napraite put na voina                       Way must be made for a fierce battle   
Tupani biat vuv ritum                        Rhythmical drums are heard                              
Princhesata e pak tuka                     The Princess is back

This is another, slightly different version

The Warrior Princess rides alone                        
Her past drives her from shame
Against the forces of a dark world
She fights for good, not for fame

Horns sound her coming, blare her name
Make way the warrior! Cheer!
Drums beat a rhythm
The Warrior Princess is here!


  1. I always wondered what the words were. Thanks!

  2. Man, have I missed hearing that theme! Thanks for that!

  3. thanks i love xena,i wish that i was alive during that show era it would of been great but sadly i was born in 1999,but thank for doing that i always wondered what the words meant.they need to rebot the oringinal version of xena but i wish lucy lawless would be xena in the maybe new version of xena,i can't imagine xena's place being taken up by another young actress lucy lawless is the best actress for xena she made her come to for lucy can stay a

  4. The Bulgarian words in here are true for only the full slow opening theme, but alas not the one played in the opening theme of the episodes and in Zena's first appearance ever in Hercules S01 E08. Does anyone know the Bulgarian lyrics to this song?