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Origins: Skagi Skagi / Butcher Boy

mg 03 Oct 10 - 06:27 PM
Artful Codger 05 Oct 10 - 05:36 AM
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Subject: Origins: Skagi Skagi / Butcher Boy
From: mg
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 06:27 PM

Interesting Russian song that is almost butcher boy..sung by RUssian group of women with beautiful voices. I was surprised to find out that butcher boy is an English rather than Irish song.

On you tube it says this song was discovered in a tiny village sung by an old woman. Later I will post other versions of butcher boy that I like as I have been wanting to hear that song all day. mg

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Subject: RE: Origins: Skagi Skagi / Butcher Boy
From: Artful Codger
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 05:36 AM

Skagi-skagi / Скаги-скаги (YouTube clip):
Performed by the group Koleso / Колесо (Ring).

mg brought this clip to our attention in a previous thread (, where I added this comment:

It might be easier searching for this song as "Скажи, скажи" (Skazhi, Skazhi = Tell, tell)--I'm guessing that "Skagi-skagi" is a regional pronunciation, probably with a modified g, akin to h or German ch.

Actually, to my ear, the lead singer sings "skazhi" rather than "skagi" (in any form).

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