Krjačok ljalijovŷj - The Lily Patch

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Rusyn from Eastern Slovakia

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Ked šja vŷdavala, ked šja vŷdavala zahradku kopala.Krjačok ljalijovŷj, krjačok ljalijovŷj na znak obrabjala.Krjačok ljalijovŷj, šejahoj, na znak obrabjala, Bože moj,
krjačok ljalijovŷj, krjačok ljalijovŷj, na znak obrabjala.

Ked mi bude dobri, ked mi bude dobri pri mojim mužovi,
ta i ja zabudu, ta i ja zabudu na znak ljalijovŷj.
Ta i ja zabudu, šejahoj, na znak ljalijovŷj, Bože moj.
Ta i ja zabudu, ta i ja zabudu na znak ljalijovŷj.

Ked mi bude plano, ked mi bude plano pri mojim mužovi,
Budu polivaty, budu polivaty krjačok ljalijovŷj.
// Budu polivaty, šejahoj, krjačok ljalijovŷj, Bože moj.
   Budu polivaty, budu polivaty krjačok ljalijovŷj. //

Translation:
When I was given away [in marriage], I dug a garden.
[I planted a] lily patch as a symbol of my life.
A lily patch, hey, as a symbol of my life, my God,
a lily patch as a symbol of my life.

If everything is good with my husband,
I will forget about the lilies [because we will be together].
I will forget, hey, about the lilies, my God.
I will forget about the lilies.

If it is bad with my husband,
I will water the lily patch [because I will have the time].
I will water, hey, the lily patch, my God.
I will water the lily patch.

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from Amerikana, released April 20, 2013
Steve Kaul: 6-string Martin acoustic guitar
Scott Keever: slide/6-string Amistar resonator guitar
Adam Kiesling: upright bass
Natalie Nowytski: vocals
Peter Ostroushko: fiddle
Jim Parker: mandolin

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Natalie Nowytski Minneapolis, Minnesota

Classically trained vocalist-turned-folk music geek. Award-winning composer & performer. Teacher. Director. Ukrainian. Sings in 40+ languages and 12+ distinct vocal styles. Heard on A Prairie Home Companion. This is what happens when she lets her hair down. ... more

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