Category: Easter song

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Central Greece Euboea, Gymno Easter song, Sea and sailors song | Ritual song
All attend at church
All attend –for sake of Christ– all attend at church to exclaim that ‘Christ is Risen!’ and to hear the Word. As for me, th...
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Pontus Trabzon Couplets Easter song, Ritual song
Easter couplets
Easter has come round again, throw out the koukouràs1 and put a red egg laid this year upon the ikon stand2. Glad returns o...
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Crete Couplets Easter song, Ritual song
Easter couplets
Because today is Easter Day, the world is making merry, all strangers, kith and kin, and friends embrace, kiss one another. ...
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Cappadocia / Konya Farasa Easter song
Easter Song
Πασχαλινό
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Ionian islands Corfu, Klimatia Religious, literary Easter song, Ritual song
Glory be to every day
Priests' dance Glory be to every day and to the Son and Father and to the Holy Spirit that’s divine and life-creating. Glory be to all the...
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Macedonia Grevena, Deskati Couplets Easter song, Ritual song
God speed you now, o Easter Day
God speed you now, o Easter Day, may you be back again as you leave us may you find us, or else in better shape. All is wel...
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Thrace Evros, Karoti Easter song, Ritual song
It’s Eastertime
It’s Eastertime, my lithe and lissome one, my lithe and lissome one, the greatest of all feasts, you fair-haired ones, you ...
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Dodecanese Kastelorizo Couplets Easter song, Ritual song
Just like Easter Sunday
How wonderful if every day were just like Easter Sunday, when girls put on their finery and dress as gentlefolk do. Come on...
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Cappadocia / Konya Karvali Easter song, Love song | Ritual song
Leilalim (Lilac-sweet)
Easter dance Oh, I’m standing on the castle height, lilac-sweet, my love, my love, lilac-sweet, lilac-sweet. I am all of twelve years ol...
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Thrace Evros, Karoti Easter song, Ritual song
Maria’ s gone to pick some lilac
Maria’s gone to pick some lilac, a nightingale is singing, she goes to gather lilac blossom in vineyards and in paddocks. A...
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Macedonia Chalkidiki, Ierissos Easter song, Ritual song
Now hear me,…
Easter dance song Now hear me, you who leads the dance and you who twists and tangles direct the dance along a course resembling reeds a-swayi...
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Asia Minor Erythrae, Meli Couplets Easter song, Ritual song
O Christ is risen
Easter song Christ is risen, darling one, so, come, let’s be a-kissing, go fetch a tendril from a vine and, come, let us be wedded. See...
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Sporades Skiathos Easter song, Fable song (ballad) | Ritual song
Song of Saint George
O sainted George and honoured master, rider of the grey horse, accoutred with a trusty sword and with a golden lance, it is...
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Central Greece Attiki, Megara Carol Easter song, Ritual song
The Roussalia
Men's song for Easter Monday – Greetings to you, lord and master, noble lord and gentleman, shall we sing you the Roussalia? – Sing them, pray, my hearty...
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Epirus Easter song, Ritual song | Lament
Today, dear George...
Necrolatric dance of Easter Today, dear George, is Easter Day, my dearest George, my dearest George, Today’s a major holiday, my dearest George, my hand...
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Macedonia Grevena, Sarakina Easter song, Ritual song | Lament
Today, Despo
Easter dance-song – Today, Despo, ’tis Easter Day, today’s a day of gladness, the married girls have joined the dance, young girls are promena...
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Peloponnese Couplets Easter song, Ritual song
Today, my dark-eyed beauty
Today, my dark-eyed beauty, today it’s ‘Christ is Risen!’ today it’s ‘Christ is Risen!, he’s taken up to heaven. Today, my ...
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Macedonia Chalkidiki, Ierissos Easter song, Local event | Ritual song
Why, it was Easter day
Why, it was Easter Day, good George, t’was Easter, the day of happy tidings, my good George, a day of happy tidings, dear D...

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