The Moment When Freddy Mercury Was Singing a Hungarian Folk Song
On 27 July in 1986 Queen had a very special performance in Hungary. Freddy gifted us with learning and performing a Hungarian folk song, Tavaszi szél (Spring wind).
As this is the first day of new spring today, let's celebrate this wonderful season with listening to this song!
This song, which literally is about Spring Wind and how it blossoms everything while passing by, is one of the most often adopted Hungarian folk songs.
And if you ask me, this is also one of the most beautiful Hungarian songs.
It is sang year by year in every kindergarden and school on Mothers' Days or for the sake of any event, if there is an event at all.
Every single Hungarian knows this song.
Plus, it only lasts for 1 or 2 minutes, so I'm sure you'll love it too!
Let's see two kinds of original folk song alternates of the same thing!
Holdviola is a precious Hungarian traditional music group, and this performance starts with Tavaszi szél.
Listen and try to follow!
How long does the folk song take?
Finally, here is the original folk song recorded by one of the most traditional Hungarian folkmusic groups, Boróka.
Which part is new?
Which one do you like the most?
When ready with the decision please read the lyrics:
Minden madár társat választ, virágom, virágomHát én immár kit válasszak, virágom, virágom
Te engemet, én tégedet, virágom, virágom
(Zöld pántlika könnyű gúnya, virágom, virágom
Mert azt a szél könnyen fújja, virágom, virágom
De a fátyol nehéz gúnya, virágom, virágom
Mert azt a bú földig húzza, virágom, virágom.)
Let's see the English translation of the song.
For the word virágom the translation grabbed the metaphoric sense, not the literal meaning.
What do you think it means then?
Chesk it in a dictionary here. The word root is virág.
Spring wind floods water