Mediterranean and Balkan musical contest 2

KGB

Ad Honorem
Apr 2011
3,386
I am so sorry I cannot translate properly the texts, its is incredible poetry, equal to the great authors, despite the texts are folk, authors are unknown and some songs are 200 or more years old...
 

KGB

Ad Honorem
Apr 2011
3,386
The original of the famous melody in the final scene of "300" is this Bulgarian folk song, here accompanied by a traditional Bulgarian flute called "kaval".
here is literal translation of the text, but the original words are incredibly beautifull; I cannot translate them at all, for example to the Moon the refer is like gently calling a girl, etc..

Settle down, settle down you bright Sun,
Settle down, get dark,
And you, bright Moon,
Settle down, get drawn.

Weep, forest, weep, my sister,
Let`s both weep together.
You for your leafs, forest,
And me, for my youth.

Your leafs, forest, my sister,
Will get back again.
My youth, forest, my sister,
Will never return.