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Work songs

The Songs of Harvest

“A girl from Grevena in the fields she goes
Dragging a two-edged silver sickle in her palm
Working, working with her sickle, what heart pounding work
And on the sickle she lays to give birth to her child
And birth she gives, takes the child and goes to throw it away
A partridge was staring and turns her around
-My child, you’ve only got the one don’t go throwing it away
I’ve got twelve and I haven’t thrown any away
-You may have the twelve with but you bared them with honor
I’ve got the one but and I’ve bared it with shame”

A Song for treading out the corn

“Oh sun why do you set so late into evening
Local and foreign workers curse you
So does a young woman, a newlywed
Whose man is ill one year and five months
And the medicine he seeks no one has
She seeks cheese from the hares and milk from wild goats
She climbs mountains and descends into fields
To make a shed for hares, and to milk the wild goats
But her man while left behind another woman he’ll marry.”

Christos Kyrkos. Folk Songs from the Settlements of Houliarades and Ellinko. Student Manuscripts, Folklore Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Ioannina. Series 1, 1964 to 1965, Volume I (A-K), p 627-669.

A song for threshing

Three small clouds were resting, all three side by side
The first brings rain, the second hail
The third and smallest, drops a pearl
He sowed it thinly so it wouldn’t grow
While grow it did harvest it couldn’t
The Beys would harvest it, the pashas would thresh it
Maro with her mom around it with a broom
-Maro don’t shrivel and stay away from the sun
-I love the sun, I envy he who shrivels
And the one who lights the oil lantern is the man I want to marry
-Dear daughter he only seeks dowry
He seeks sheep from the stars and goats from the moon
He seeks a planet that is neat as a ring
He seeks twelve mills and millers

Chrysavgi Papakostas. Collection of Folk Art from the Settlement of Houliarades. Student Manuscripts, Folklore Studies, School of Philosophy, the University of Ioannina. Series 5, 1968-1969, Volume VI, p 489-533.