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Verbovaya Doshchechka

by Flatworld

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The Willow Board (Verbovaya Doshchechka, Вербовая дощечка) is a Ukrainian folk song that came to prominence when it was used in the soundtrack of the 1964 Soviet cinema classic, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.

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English translation:

The willowood plank, plank,
Near my little bridge, bridge.
In the field it lies, it lies,
When will my love come by, come by?

When will my love come by, come by?
What will he bring to me, bring to me?
Red boots, boots,
For better work, work.

The willowood plank, plank,
By my little bridge, bridge...


released October 12, 2019
Eric Aston, Marc Miletitch, Neil Poulter, Kimberly Turnbull — vocals

Recorded and mixed by Neil Poulter


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Rich compelling melodies and tight driving rhythm, Flatworld play an eclectic mix of music from Eastern Europe and beyond.

We take tunes from eastern European folk traditions and elsewhere and present them in a lively and accessible form — audiences are often dancing by the end of our show.
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