Basket of Songs 7


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 4 in the book is titled: Bakarolla.

A humorous song about love

Page 6 of Basket of Songs - Brussels Prisoner-of-war camp, December 1945 
Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck recently locating versions of these songs to link. I have a heap of audio cassettes of my father singing and I may search them for matches at a later date (and post some audio recordings). In the mean time, if you find a version (or translation) of this song online, feel free to post it in the comments below.


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