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Five Popular Greek Melodies

Word count: 200

Song Cycle by Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Original language: Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

1. The song to the bride

Language: English after the French (Français)

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Awake, awake, my darling partridge,
Open to the morning your wings.
Three beauty marks; 
my heart is on fire!

See the ribbon of gold that I bring
To tie round your hair.
If you want, my beauty, we shall marry!
In our two families, everyone is related!


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2. Yonder by the Church

Language: English after the French (Français)

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Yonder, by the church,
By the church of Ayio Sidero,
The church, o blessed Virgin,
The church of Ayio Costanndino,
There are gathered,
Assembled in numbers infinite,
The world's, o blessed Virgin,
All the world's most decent folk!


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3. What Gallant Compares with Me?

Language: English after the French (Français)

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What gallant compares with me,
Among those one sees passing by?
Tell me, lady Vassiliki!

See, hanging on my belt,
My pistols and my curved sword.
And it is you whom I love!


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4. The Song of the Girls Collecting Mastic

Language: English after the French (Français)

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O joy of my soul,
joy of my heart,
treasure which is so dear to me,
joy of my soul and heart,
you whom I love ardently,
you are more handsome than an angel.
O when you appear,
angel so sweet,
Before our eyes,
Like a fine, blond angel,
under the bright sun,
Alas! all of our poor hearts sigh!


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5. Everyone is Joyous!

Language: English after the French (Français)

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Everyone is joyous, joyous!
Beautiful legs, tireli, which dance,
Beautiful legs; even the dishes are dancing!
Tra la la, la la la!


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