folk song

Ani Couni Chaouani

Info Some sources list this as an Iroquois song, but in 2017, research suggested the original song came from the Arapaho tribe. There are two different possible translations of the song. (source) Lyrics – Arapaho (Native American folk song – …

Ystäväni, tuttavani

Lyrics – Finnish (Folk song from Finland) 1. Ystäväni, tuttavani,rati riti ralla.Käy nyt kanssain piirileikkiin,rati riti ralla. 2. Sinun kanssas käsitysten,rati riti ralla.Sinun kanssas pyörimässä,rati riti ralla. 3. Sinun kanssas selätysten,rati riti ralla.Sinun kanssas pyörimässä,rati riti ralla. 4. Sinun kanssas …

Lauliku Lapsepõli

Lyrics – Estonian (Estonian folk song) Kuima ol’li väikokõnõ, al’leaa, al’leaa,kas’vi ma sis kaunikõnõ, al’leaa, al’leaa ol’li üte üü vannu, al’leaa, al’leaa,pääle katõ päävä vannu, al’leaa, al’leaa imä vei kiigu kesä pääle, al’leaa, al’leaa,pan’de hällü palo pääle, al’leaa, al’leaa, pan’de …

The Cuckoo is a Pretty Bird

Lyrics (Folk song) The cuckoo she’s a pretty bird,She sings as she flies,She brings us glad tidings,And tells us no lies.She sucks on pretty flowers,To make her voice clear,She never sings cuckoo,Till spring of the year. She flies the hills …

Toi si bonne

Lyrics – French (Haitian folk tune, Lyrics by Élise Moreau) Toi si bonne, toi si parfaite,Qui nous aime avec tant d’amour,Maman c’est aujourd’hui ta fête.Pour tes enfants, quel heureux jour. English Translation – You’re so good You, so good, you, …

Morning Song (Yokut Tachi)

Info The Yokut Tachi people (of California, USA) would sing songs each morning at dawn. This song was the last one before they began work. (source: Sail Away: 155 American Folk Songs to sing, read, and play, Eleanor G. Locke, 1981) …

Un amigo me enseño

Lyrics – Spanish (Folk song) Un amigo me enseño a cantar esta canciónUn amigo me enseño a cantar así Un perrito me enseñó a cantar esta canción,Un perrito me enseñó a cantar asíguau guau guau guau guau guau guauguau guau …

Alla fiera di Mastr’Andrè

Lyrics – Neapolitan (Neapolitan – Italy – folk song) Alla fiera di Mastr’Andrèaggio cumprat’ ‘nu piffariello,piripipì lu piffariello. RefrainAlamirè, alamirè, alla fiera di Mastr’Andrè. (repeat) Alla fiera di Mastr’Andrèaggio cumprat’ ‘nu tamburiello,turututù lu tamburiellopiripipì lu piffariello. Refrain Alla fiera di …

Sir Eglamore

Info This song appears in print in the early 17th century. (source: Sail Away, Locke) Lyrics (English folk song) Sir Eglamore was a valiant knight,fa la lanky down dilly,He took up his sword and he went to fight,fa la lanky …

Al ánimo

Lyrics – Spanish (Cuban folk song) Al ánimo, al ánimola fuente se rompióAl ánimo, al ánimomandarla a componer RefrainUrí, urí, uráLa reina va a pasar,los de alante corren mucholos de atrás se quedarán. Al ánimo, al ánimo¿Con qué se hace …

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