Monday, 30 September 2013

Basket of Songs 2

Neskumsti meitene - Don't be sad, girl.

In this series, I have been posting pages from a hand written song book left to me by my father.  The book is titled Bakset of Songs: Let our Songs Ring out, Brussels Prisoner-of-War Camp December 1945. It is also labeled with my father's initials J Č. Click on the following link : Basket of Songs to view the rest of the series.

Ilze, who has been doing an incredible job of translating the Letters from Latvia series has been kind enough to provide a translation of the song titles and a summary of the themes involved. The songs individually over the coming weeks and where I can, I will link to a performance of the melody. At this time, I won't be posting full translations for most of these songs -the Leters from Lativa series will be taking priority.


Song 2 in the book is titled: Neskumsti meitene - Don't be sad, girl.

Don’t be sad, girl, that I have to go away. Remember our times together. If you are feeling sad, go to our special place and you will hear my voice, which will not let you be sad.
Page 2 of Basket of Songs - Brussels Prisoner-of-war camp, December 1945.

A rendition of this song can be found on youtube:




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