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Hungarian? folk song, I think

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GUEST,Liland 05 Oct 00 - 10:50 PM
Mrrzy 05 Oct 00 - 11:04 PM
M. Ted (inactive) 06 Oct 00 - 09:29 AM
Haruo 06 Oct 00 - 03:16 PM
M. Ted (inactive) 06 Oct 00 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,jay 18 Jan 11 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,Gerry 18 Jan 11 - 08:08 PM
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Subject: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: GUEST,Liland
Date: 05 Oct 00 - 10:50 PM

I just put a couple more songs in Esperanto on my website, the Cherry Tree Carol, which is well-known (and the Esperanto version is similar to the Baez one), and then Koko krias jam, which I don't know anything about provenance-wise. I have a hunch it's Hungarian, maybe from the corpus Bartok collected, or Kodaly or somebody, but I'm really not sure. Do any Mudcatters recognize the tune or know anything more about it?

I have also installed a fledgling index to songs on my site, here, but I think the only one there so far that I haven't mentioned here is my version of The Gambler in Esperanto.

Liland
Inveterate Esperanto Songster


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Subject: RE: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Oct 00 - 11:04 PM

I don't recognize it, but I'll ask around the Hungarian side of the family...


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Subject: RE: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 09:29 AM

It sounds like a csardas melody--It sounds vaguely like a song that I once heard a Tatro Slovak community group sing, while they were dancing--this in Bethleham PA a number of years ago.


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Subject: RE: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: Haruo
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 03:16 PM

Occurs to me I didn't give an English version, which might help in tracking it down. Roughly, it's

The cock's already crowing
Morning's already dawning
You, if god wills, belong to me already.
Love will enchain us,
Love will shackle us.
In the green, beneath the blue, a bird's already strolling.
Here it comes already, here it comes already.
Greenfooted, bluewinged bird in feather-decoration.
Love me already, wait for me already.
I, if god wills, will already belong to you.
Love will enchain us, love will shackle us.

Liland


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Subject: RE: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 05:04 PM

Nice cheery little ditty, isn't it?

There is a tradition of singing among young women in the certain parts of Hungary, and also into the Tatro Slovak area, the singing generally is done while dancing (tradtitionally, with no other musical accompaniment)--I have heard many recordings, mostly revivalists, and a few of performing groups as well--it is quite beautiful to hear a group of women sing this music, but the original language is difficult for non-native speakers, so not often included in eclectic folk repertoires. They will not be the same in english or esperanto, because Hungarian has a different stress pattern--but the melodies are so wonderful!!


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Subject: RE: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: GUEST,jay
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 07:57 PM

not sure of the spelling but, it sounds like ausa suepe???


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Subject: RE: Hungarian? folk song, I think
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 08:08 PM

The link in the first post in this thread seems to be dead. The lyrics in Haruo's post are reminiscent of the Hungarian song, Szol A Kakas Mar. The song was very popular among the Jewish population of the region, and they changed the lyrics to a song about Zion, see http://zemerl.com/cgi-bin//show.pl?title=Szol+a+kakas+mar

It was recorded by Muzsikas on the album Maramaros. Yale Strom also recorded a version.

There are videos and other info on the web, just type the name of the song into your favorite search engine.


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