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Zorya ( Polish " Zorza " ) is a slavic female deity. In the myths she occurs as two, sometimes three goddesses: Utrennjaja, the morning star; Vechernyaya, the evening star; and Polunotschnaja, the Midnight Star. In Polish mythology they are called Gwiazda Poranna, Gwiazda Wieczorna and Gwiazda Północna.

 

 

 

Zorya’s morning, evening and midnight appearances also symbolize the different stages of a woman`s life: the young girl, the mother and the seasoned woman respectively. Many songs about women in different life situations have been written in Poland around the 10th century. The ZORYA project rearranges these songs and puts them into a modern frame.

 

The music derives from various beautiful regions of Poland and Ukraine such as Kurpie, Carpathian Mountains and Transcarpathian Ruthenium.These regions are inhabited by ethnic minorities: Boykos, Lemkos and Kurpie people. Proud of their origin, they retain their distinct dialects and maintain their traditional rites.

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karolina beimcik

ZORYA

Go to sleep, go to sleep close your grey eyes

if you close your grey eyes you’ll cuddle up to me

 

 

 

Go to sleep, go to sleep you little falcon

when you grow

we’ll go to the field

 

 

Rock and rock

lime tree cradle

Oh, sonny boy, let

the cot put you to sleep

 

 

Rock and rock

from side to side

and I’ll weave for you a rue wreath

"Go to sleep" lullaby from the Lemko land

"Lulalże mi lulaj" piesn łemkowska

Oj lulaj, lulaj

Siwe óczka stulaj

Oj, siwe ocie stulisz

do mnie się przytulisz

 

 

Oj lulaj, lujaj

Malenki sukole

Oj, jak ty mie urośniesz

Pójdziesz ze mna w pole

 

 

Kołysz mi sie, kołysz

kolibejko lipia

Oj, niechze cię, synuniu

Łóziuniu usypia

 

 

Kołysz mi się, kołysz

od ściany do ściany

to ja ci uwiję

wianecek ruciany

 

Pozić mamo raz

 

 

Pozic mamo raz

komu córkę

das

 

nie daj ze jyj

za lada jekiygo,

jyj łurody zal

"Tell me mother"

 

 

 

Tell me mother

who will you give your daughter.

 

Don’t let her

marry just anybody

there would be a regret for her beauty.