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Thread #171069   Message #4137779
Posted By: Charlie Baum
25-Feb-22 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: Music from Ukraine
Subject: RE: Music for Ukraine
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A blizzard rose up
And flattened the grain in the field,
The mother sent her son
To a bloody war.
“Go, son, my child,
To that cruel, fierce battle –
Liberate our native Ukraine,
Defend her people.
(Go, my son, to war)
When you return, son, I will adorn
Your cross with viburnums;
If you don't come back - I'll cry softly,
So that no one sees the tears.”
“Oh I will return, my mother,
When the viburnums bloom,
I'll bring to your house
The sun of golden freedom!"

“My son, my child, why do you go to war?”

(Disclaimer--I'm at the top left corner of the risers, singing as part of the chorus)
Arrangement of a Ukrainian song by Alex Kuzma, who conducts this, and whose parents were Ukrainian refugees who settled in Connecticut.

--Charlie Baum