Melanky khodyly, vasyl'ky nosyly / Oy na richtsi, na Yordani

Pysarivka (Kharkivs'ka oblast)


Lyrics

Melanky khodyly, vasyl'ky nosyly.
– Vasylyku, tatu, pusty nas u khatu.

My zhyta ne zhaly, chesnyy khrest derzhaly,
Zolotu kadil'nytsyu.

Kaditesya lyudy, do vas Khrystos bude,
Bohu svichu stavte, a nam pyrih dayte.
Dozhytayte vechir dobryy!


Oy na richtsi, na Yordani, Bozha maty ryzy myla.
Shchedryy vechir, dobryy vechir,
Dobrym lyudyam na ves' vechir.

Ne pomyla, poyalyla, povisyla na kalyni.
Shchedryy vechir, dobryy vechir,
Dobrym lyudyam na ves' vechir.

Pryletily anholyata, vzyaly ryzy na krylyata.
Shchedryy vechir, dobryy vechir,
Dobrym lyudyam na ves' vechir.

Nebesa ti odtvorylys', vsi svyatiyi poklonylys'.
Shchedryy vechir, dobryy vechir,
Dobrym lyudyam na ves' vechir.



Location

Birthplace of the Performers





Information

Genre:

Сalendar and ritual songs
  Malanka


Context of performing:

Seasons
  Winter
Fixed feasts (Solar calendar rites, the same date every year)
  13.01 Shchedryi vechir, Melanka (The New Year Eve according to Julian calendar)




Participants

Collectors:

Both Miklos
Lukianets Halyna
Myroslava Vertiuk
Natalya Oliynyk


Descriptors:

Igor Perevertniuk


Date of collecting:

2018-09-28