Kyrgyz love songAt a library sale yesterday I picked up a wonderful CD of folk music from Kyrgyzstan. Upon first listen, my favourite track is the traditional song 'Bozoygho' ('To the Shepherd'):
If I could be the air that wraps around your body
We would never be separated
We could intertwine our destinies.
If there were a lake in the pasture
There, where you might rest
Then I would become a white swan
And secretly I would fly down to it.
If I could be a spring-time shower
If you could be a cherry on the branch
And ripen in the shade
Then I would pick this cherry.
There's more information about Kyrgyz music here.