Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Kyrgyz love song

At 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.

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