Ой боровая зязюліна // Oj borovaja ziaziulina

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Ой, боровая зязуліна,
Ой, не куй рано на доброві.

Ой, не куй на доброві,
Не будi мєнє молодої.

Бо я й молода послушная,
Свого свєкорка послухала.

Свого свєкорка послухала,
Да й відерцями постукала.

Набрали води холодної,
Дала свекрусі напитися.

Дала свекрусі напитися,
Щоб перестала сваритися.


from EP, released March 10, 2013
Learned from the Древо (Drevo) "Piesni z Ukrainy" (1998) recording. Traditional lyrical song from Polissia.



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Zozulka Brooklyn, New York

Eva Salina Primack, Willa Roberts and Maria Sonevytsky first sang together in Ensemble Hilka as part of The Chornobyl Songs Project. Hilka was coached by Yevhen Yefremov from Kyiv, Ukraine – the founder of the influential village style vocal group Drevo. When the project ended, Eva, Willa and Maria decided to learn some more Ukrainian songs and thusly "Zozulka" came to be. ... more

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