I'd missed this before:
but lyrics would still be great!
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 5:19 PM, Ian Nagoski <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> hi, guys.
> curious thing:
> a customer walked into my shop today as I was playing Marika Papagika's
> "Smyrneiko Papagika" (recorded mid-1919 by Greek immigrants to New York) and
> mentioned to me that, being in a klezmer band, he knew the closing
> (instrumental) melody as the "Expectation Waltz," which he says have words
> in Yiddish. He also said that the tune is also found in Russian under the
> name "O Zdiane." And sure enough, a quick google search bore out the
> Expectation Waltz, for instance this YouTube clip of a six-year-old girl
> playing it rather beautifully:
> I've had no luck coming up with the Russian version. Probably I'm spelling
> it wrong. Can anyone help? Does anyone have lyrics to those?
> Being as Smyrneiko Minore is one of all-time favorite songs, I can't
> believe I'd never known this before. But there's something nice about this
> thickening of the plot...