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Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)

GUEST,ceolach 05 Apr 01 - 11:45 AM
Lanfranc 05 Apr 01 - 04:54 PM
masato sakurai 15 Oct 01 - 09:06 AM
masato sakurai 04 Dec 02 - 08:13 AM
masato sakurai 04 Dec 02 - 08:16 AM
Bill D 04 Dec 02 - 12:28 PM
GUEST,Udidntseeanything 13 Dec 12 - 11:42 PM
Jack Campin 14 Dec 12 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Stim 14 Dec 12 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,guest 11 Mar 15 - 01:39 PM
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Subject: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: GUEST,ceolach
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 11:45 AM

Anyone know of a recorded source for this latvian Lullaby or any further info about the song? Any help would be appreciated (I'm a Celtic guy and the Latvian stuff I know little about). Thanks, Cliff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: Lanfranc
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 04:54 PM

I don't know, but I think I know a man who might - a Latvian zither player (he's not Latvian, but his zither is!)I've met who lives just a few miles away. I will track this thread and see what I can do for you - of course there is a good chance someone else may get there first, knowing Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:06 AM

Recording info:

(1) Supuldziesmas (Lullabies). Review is here.

(2) Ingrid Karlins discography. In Kas Dimid (Willow Muisc 1989).

MIDI ("Aija, zuzu, laca berni") is here.

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: AIJA ZUZU, LACA BERNI
From: masato sakurai
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 08:13 AM

Aijâ þûþû, lâèa bçrni
(From HERE; also HERE):

Aijâ, þûþû, lâèu bçrni, aijâ, þûþû
Pekainâmi kâjiòâmi, þû-þû-þû.

Tçvs aizgâja biðu kâpti, ...
Mâte ogu palasîti, ...

Tçvs pârnesa medus podu, ...
Mâte ogu vâcelîti, ...

Tas mazami bçrniòami, ...
Par mierîgu gulçðanu, ...

Kas vilkami, kas lâèami
Meþâ kâra ðûpulîti?

Lieli vîri uzauguði
Neðûpoti, neloloti.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 08:16 AM

Characters with diacritical marks were not shown properly. Go to the websites linked to above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 12:28 PM

I went to the Midi site....they have a LOT of interesting tunes, including "Down by the Riverside, (n??eru spiri?uels) and "Battle of Aughrim, ?ru t.dz." *smile*....

a nice find!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: GUEST,Udidntseeanything
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 11:42 PM

It's a latvian lullaby I grew up with


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Dec 12 - 11:56 AM

Try Central European character encoding, Windows-1250. Then Masato's text will look fine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 14 Dec 12 - 01:54 PM

You could listen to this:
YouTube Video of Aija Zuzu or search YouTube and pick one of the many other recordings there.

At the risk of seeming sarcastic, or unmutual or such, isn't YouTube about the first place one would go these days to find a recording of something?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Latvian Lullaby (Aija Zuzu)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 11 Mar 15 - 01:39 PM

If you are wanting information about the song, it is a traditional Latvian folk song/lullaby. It is easilyplayedon the Latvian kokle (lap harp), but can be played easily on any instrument. It is a staple in Latvian homes with children. We also sang it at my father's funeral.

The words most people know are about lulling bear cubs to sleep while a father bear collects honey and a mother bear berries to give to the bear cubs for sleeping so well. The lesser known verses ask who hung a cradle for the deer or the bear in the forest and finally, great men (or the deer and the bears (depending on your reading of the lines) have grown without cradling, without rocking (without parental coddling essentially).


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