OBELIJA – Łėkįs łėkįs sakałėlis



Performance of Obelija band in Vilnius Planetarium.
2017 December 18th
SAULĖGRĮŽA PO ŽVAIGŽDĖM (Winter Solstice under the stars)

Lithuanian traditional song “The falcon was flying through three forests” from Dzūkija – region of Southern Lithuania.

Filmed by Paulius Stankevičius

The song is typical Lithuanian Advent song with unique melody, recorded in 1937.

LYRICS(Translation)


There was the little falcon flying,
Aladum ladum, the little falcon.

Through three – four forests,
Aladum ladum, four.

Oh, and the night just suddenly came
Aladum ladum, the night.

There is no place to spend a night for the little falcon
Aladum ladum, for the little falcon.

– Spend this night, the little falcon
Aladum ladum, the little falcon

In the green forest with the cuckoo
Aladum ladum, with the cuckoo

– I don’t know if she’s going to welcome me
Aladum ladum, if she’s going to welcome me

I haven’t been flying together with her
Aladum ladum, haven’t been flying

I didn’t take her motley feather
Aladum ladum, didn’t take it
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The young man was riding
Aladum ladum, the young man

Through three – four fields
Aladum ladum, four.

Oh, and the night just suddenly came
Aladum ladum, the night.

There is no place to spend a night for the young man
Aladum ladum, for the young man.

– Spend this night, in the palace of the father in law
Aladum ladum, the young man

In the barn with the young girl
Aladum ladum, with the young girl

– I don’t know if she’s going to welcome me
Aladum ladum, if she’s going to welcome me

I haven’t been dancing with her
Aladum ladum, haven’t been dancing

I didn’t take her golden ring
Aladum ladum, didn’t take it.