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those who claim to have found it "

after André Gide

Malka Moma

September 25th, 2014

This is a beautiful rendition of a Bulgarian folk song ‘Malka Moma’ (Little Girl). The soloist is Neli Andreev. The music was composed by Andreev and Georgi Genov, who is also conducting here. It is a hauntingly beautiful version about the tender longings of young love. I include a translation of the lyric:

A young girl prays to god:

Give me please the eyes of a dove

Give me please the eyes of a dove

Give me please the wings of a falcon

Give me please the wings of a falcon

So I can fly over the River Duna

So I can fly over the River Duna

And I can find a love for me

Choir

god gave her wings of a falcon.

And she found a boy that she loves.

And she found a boy that she loves.