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Looking for the meaning of Bukowine

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  ♂   Dec 14, 2013, 11:44am  #

Looking for words from the song Pogonala Wolki na Bukowine

I am pretty sure that Wolki are sheep??
But what does bukowine mean ?


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  ♂  :-( Edited by: Ironside  Dec 14, 2013, 12:11pm  #

nunczka:
But what does bukowine mean ?

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nunczka:
I am pretty sure that Wolki are sheep??

bullock

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  ♂   Dec 14, 2013, 12:47pm  #

The word "buk" means a beech tree. Hence "Bukowina" - land where beeches grow.

Wolk - most likely a ukrainian/rusyn version of a polish word "wilk" = wolf.

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  ♂   Edited by: DominicB  Dec 14, 2013, 01:02pm  #

Zibi:
Wolk - most likely a ukrainian/rusyn version of a polish word "wilk" = wolf.


Definitely not. It means young oxen. From wół. And it's spelled "wołki", not "wolki".

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  ♂   Dec 14, 2013, 01:56pm  #

Ok, thanks a lot. This song is still popular in the states,but the old folks are all gone,and there was no one to tell we 1st and second generation Poles what some of the words really mean.

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  ♀   Dec 14, 2013, 02:41pm  #

Pognała wołki na bukowinę,
Wzięła ze sob± skrzypki jedyne
l grała, ¶piewała,
Swoje siwe, siwe wołki pasała.

Pasła je, pasła, aż pogubiła:
"Cóż ja, nieszczęsna, będę robiła?!"
Więc chodzi i płacze:
"Już ja swoje siwe wołki potracę".

Usłyszał Jasio płacz, narzekanie,
Przyleciał do niej na to płakanie:
"Dziewczyno, cóż ci to,
Pewnie twoje siwe wołki zabito?"

O, gdyby¶ moje wołki odnalazł,
Dałabym ja ci buziaka zaraz,
Oj zaraz, oj zaraz,
Siedemdziesi±t siedem razy raz po raz.

Poleciał Jasio na Bukowinę,
Odnalazł wołki, prosił dziewczynę:
"Dziewczyno, wołki masz,
Obiecała¶ dać buziaka, daj zaraz".



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