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    Let’s put original Slavic folks songs. People’s songs which are usually plain and simple. Not the songs that were composed by musicians in the last 50-70 years that became popular.

    Here’s a Belarusian song recorded by ethnographer in the 19th century performed by a modern day group of women. It’s a spring song sang by women in early May.




    Traditional song from south-eastern Belarus performed in somewhat neo-pagan style. But the song is folk and authentic.




    For authentic folklore, here’s something from a group in UNESCO’s living heritage list:




    Beautiful song.



    Belarusian folk song dedicated to Perun recorded in the 19th century.

    God help us.
    To drive away the cloud
    And behind dark forests
    And behind swift rivers.





    Ktož sú boží boží bojovníci

    Translates to English as “Ye Who are Warriors of God” is an old Hussite war song. 

    According to Wikipedia:
    The song was sung with such intensity during the Hussite Wars, that it instilled fear throughout the enemy army, making it a weapon in itself. One of the Imperial Crusades is believed to have fled the battlefield before the battle itself, just by hearing the Hussites singing proudly their hymn.[1] The hymn would be led by a Hussite priest, who would be carrying a ceremonial axe. At the start of the 1433 war between the Polish and the Teutonic Knights of Prussia, the Hussites signed an alliance against the Germans in July 1433. In the course of the war, they marched all the way to the Baltic sea at the town of Danzig. The Prussian 19th-century historian, Heinrich von Treitschke, makes a clearly indignant reference to the Hussite taking of land near the Baltic Sea and to “Kdož jsou Boží bojovníci” with these words: “greeted the sea with a wild Czech song about God’s warriors and filled their water bottles with brine in token that the Baltic once more obeyed the Slavs.”

    The lyrics translated to English are as follows:

    Ye who are God’s warriors and of his law,
    Pray to God for help and have faith in Him;
    That always with Him you will be victorious.
    Christ is worth all your sacrifices, He will pay you back an hundredfold.
    If you give up your life for Him you will receive eternal life.
    Happy is he who dies fighting for the truth.
    The Lord commandeth you not to fear those who harm the body,
    And commandeth you to even put your life down for the love of your brothers.
    Therefore, archers, crossbowmen, halberdiers of knightly rank,
    Scythemen and macebearers from all walks of life,
    Remember always the Lord benevolent.
    Do not fear your enemies, nor gaze upon their number,
    Keep the Lord in your hearts; for Him fight on,
    And before enemies you need not flee.
    Since ages past Czechs have said and had proverbs which state,
    That if the leader is good, so too is the journey.[a]
    Remember all of you the password which was given out.
    Obey your captains and guard one another.
    Stay sharp and everyone keep formation.
    You beggars and wrongdoers, remember your soul!
    For greed and theft don’t lose your life.
    And pay no heed to the spoils of war.
    And with this happily cry out – saying, “At thee! Have at thee!”
    Grasp the weapon in your hands and shout, “God is our Lord!”




    Oh, nice! It reminds me of this modern marching rendition of a Bulgarian song, which is either from the Revival period or from the Late Middle Ages:
    It’s quite a popular one as well, with a whole bunch of other modern variations.



    Kisil is one of the oldest Ukrainian dishes (considered the same dish at the solemn feast – served by the last one). Kisil was cooked from oat grains. Ukrainian folk song by Volodymyr Kushpet. Kobza music. Kobza – the traditional Ukrainian instrument.

    I don’t know how old this song is, but the food is super old. This might be the first thing my ancestors ate. 

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