Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov
. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English)
performance time approx 0m 20s
Number 11 of 15 Ukrainian Christmas carols
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The first of three short, jolly, begging songs with almost the same melody. The carol party clearly expects the best of hospitality, and is prepared to sing for its supper, and even to work for it.
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.SSA version
Carol, on that kitchen plate,
I saw sausage, it looked great!
Such a tasty tempting smell,
Way too good to go and sell.
I so want this sausage here,
I will work for you all year!
If you don't cut me a piece,
Work yourself and never cease!
See you later!
words by Sheena Phillips, based on Vladimir Morozov's translation. The original Ukrainian words are included in the score.
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