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Jarba, Mare Jarba



DURATION
4’

INSTRUMENTATION
men’s chorus or SATB (div.) a cappella

AUDIO
Chanticleer Records • Purchase recording

TEXT
Traditional Hungarian-Romani folksong

YEAR COMPOSED
2014

COMMISSIONER
Chanticleer

ORDERING SCORES
Inkjar Publishing Company
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TEXT
Transliteration
Jarba, mare jarba mas duce a casa, da nu pot ca am jurat,
Jarba, mare jarba mas duce a casa, da nu pot ca am jurat.
Mare jarba, verde jarba nu me pot duce a casa.
Jarba, mare jarba mas duce a casa, da nu pot ca am jurat.

O mers mama de pe sat, O lasat coliba goala,
Infrunzitu, ingurzitu da plina de saracie, da plina de saracie.
Mare jarba, verde jarba nu me pot duce a casa.
Jarba, mare jarba mas duce a casa, da nu pot ca am jurat.

Translation
Green grass, tall grass, I would like to go home,
but I cannot, because I have sworn not to.
Tall grass, green grass – oh, that I cannot go home!

My mother has left the village; she left the hut empty,
Adorned with leaves but full of poverty.
Tall grass, green grass – oh, that I cannot go home!
Tall grass, green grass – I would like to go home.
but I cannot, because I have sworn not to.