Monday, 11 November 2013

Basket of Songs 8

Dzimtenes Meitenes Dziesma - Song of the Girl at Home

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 1945It 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 8 in the book is titled: Dzimtenes Meitenes Dziesma - Song of the Girl at Home


A real Latvian rushes to defend this most beautiful land on Earth and his girl is wondering where he is now.

Page 7 of Basket of Songs - Brussels Prisoner-of-war camp, December 1945

Again, I have been unable to find a rendition of this song on Youtube. I have been able to find a transcribed version of this song and I ran it through google translate (clink on the link below) - not the best but it will do for the time being...

Dziesmas.lv

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