BALLADE UKRAINE

Latest update on 13/05/2012

Artist: Franz Liszt
Author: traditional
Year: 1847

Part of his piano suite Glanes de Woronince (Harvest At Voronyntsi). 1847 was the year he toured there. Directly adapted from 17th century Ukranian song Oy Ne Khody, Hrytsine Tai Na Vechornytsi (Don't Go To The Village Dances, Gregory), credited to Cossack composer and singer Marusia Churai (1625-1650), a local heroine still pictured on domestic postage stamps. Translated into Polish, Czech, German, French and English.

Covers:

1940:

Dinah Shore [as Yes My Darling Daughter, credited to Jack Lawrence; his mother was Jewish Ukranian; Miss Shore introduced it on radio in duet with Eddie Cantor (as the mother), landing her a recording contract (with RCA Victor)]

1940:

Glenn Miller [idem; vocal: Marion Hutton]

1940:

Gene Krupa [vocal: Doris Day]

1940:

Benny Goodman [vocal: Peggy Lee]

1941:

Grace Barrie [in revue Crazy With The Heat]

1941:

Andrews Sisters

1955:

Caterina Valente

1961:

Barrie Sisters [Yiddish version as Yuh mein tiere Tochter]

1962:

Eydie Gorme

1967:

Sandie Shaw

2001:

Esmé Bos [in Duveltjeskermis; all as Yes My Darling Daughter]

Lyrical similarity: in the pop song the daughter asks: "Mother may I go out dancing?" and in the folk versions it goes like: "Don't go to the village dances".

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