1. See the lovely birch in the meadow,
Curly leaves all dancing when the wind blows.
Loo-lee-loo, when the wind blows,
Loo-lee-loo, when the wind blows.
2. Oh, my little tree, I need branches,
For the silver flutes I need branches.
Loo-lee-loo, three branches,
Loo-lee-loo, three branches.
3. From another birch I will make now,
I will make a tingling balalaika.
4. When I play my new balalaika,
I will think of you, my lovely birch tree.
Loo-lee-loo, lovely birch tree,
Loo-lee-loo, lovely birch tree.
- more Russian folk songs
- more minor/modal songs
- more songs with dynamics
- Russian lyrics
- Listen to this song in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Finale 4th Mvmt.
Below: Song pdf with chords, lesson ideas (with dynamics), rhythm visual (crescendo & decrescendo), Orff arrangement & midi