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Through valleys and over hills

Criado por cpenguin em 13 jan 2020 | Última edição feita por cpenguin em 16 fev 2020

Also known as "Partisans of Amur". Although initially the melody was a march of the Russian Empire, now it is, in essence, a song of communist and anti-fascist partisans. It has versions in so many languages, and also different lyrics written on the same melody, so I decided to do a collection of all versions that I could find, because I consider it interesting to listen to all the variations across the different languages. Tell me if you know another version that is not yet listed. I hope that you enjoy listening.

Greek song with same melody, about Georgi Dimitrov.

Traduções:  Inglês

German

Traduções:  Russo

Austrian, different lyrics

Traduções:  Inglês

Another Yugoslavian version, quite different melody.

Traduções:  Inglês

Melody sounds different to me, but it may be just musical interpretation

Música | Árabe UnKwnon

Arabic

Traduções:  Inglês

Other English version, unfortunately no video

Pedido de transcrição | Inglês

Turkish

Pedido de transcrição | Inglês

Other Turkish performance, again no lyrics, but there is an English translation in the subtitles of the video

Pedido de transcrição | Inglês

partly Hindi, partly English

Anarchist version in French language

Traduções:  Inglês Sérvio Turco 1 more
Comentários
cpenguincpenguin    Segunda-feira, 13/01/2020 - 01:54

Thank you for finding more versions, I added these. Except the Turkish version, because this site doesn't let me add a song without lyrics transcript to the collection. And the Yugoslavian version, which seems to have the same lyrics as the one that I added as Serbian. Maybe I should change that to just Yugoslavian then, if these lyrics were used across all Yugoslavia. But the melody is different, so I'm not sure whether it should be added as separate song.

cpenguincpenguin    Segunda-feira, 17/02/2020 - 00:21

I just noticed, there is actually a way to add songs that do not have the lyrics transcribed yet. So I added the Turkish version now. Thanks for finding it.

cpenguincpenguin    Segunda-feira, 13/01/2020 - 03:10

Thanks, added these. The description of the lyrics of that song says that the "Марш сибирских стрелков" has been written before the civil war, somewhen 1914–1915. I added a link to that song to the collection description, because it is the source of the melody, but doesn't fit with the "partisans" theme that all the other versions have.

(I'll look more at the video with the 24 versions tomorrow, maybe I'll find some more versions for the collections, I found the name of the Czech version there already.)

yuan jinquanyuan jinquan    Segunda-feira, 13/01/2020 - 03:20

In fact, this song also has Kurdish and Uyghur versions, and may also be Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish, etc, but I couldn't find them in youtube.

cpenguincpenguin    Quarta-feira, 15/01/2020 - 01:21

I also didn't find Ukrainian, Polish, Bulgarian or Belarusian version. But I found a version that is sung partly in Hindi and partly in English. (I have requested a transcription for it already.)

cpenguincpenguin    Quarta-feira, 15/01/2020 - 22:46

Added English and the other Yugoslavian version (now that you added a transcription, I see that there are some differences with the existing version). As to the anarchist Spanish version, I listened to it, it's not actually sung in Spanish. It's sung in French ("La Makhnovtchina", which we already have in the collection), and the Spanish text is a translation. That Spanish text doesn't fit the rhythm of the song, so it seems to me that it is just a translation, not another version of the song. You can add it as Spanish translation to the French "La Makhnovtchina" if you want.

As to the French anti-communist version, I don't transcribe or translate such lyrics on principle, but if someone else does a transcription, I'll add it, for the completeness of the collection.

yuan jinquanyuan jinquan    Quinta-feira, 16/01/2020 - 00:30

The full Yugoslav version has five paragraphs, but I couldn't find the video in youtube.

cpenguincpenguin    Quinta-feira, 16/01/2020 - 00:40

Do you have the lyrics of the full Yugoslav version? A video is not required.

cpenguincpenguin    Quinta-feira, 16/01/2020 - 01:36

Good, added it. That same website also has another English lyrics, which I also added. That's what the partly-english partly-hindi version that I found previously is singing in the English part. I also just found a performance that is partly in English and partly in Bengali, and also is using these lyrics for the English version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qB-x8YVVNI

yuan jinquanyuan jinquan    Quinta-feira, 16/01/2020 - 00:38

The song is so famous that both the left and the right sing it.

cpenguincpenguin    Sábado, 15/02/2020 - 02:09

Isn't that written on the melody of Katyusha? I'm looking for songs with the melody of "Partisans of Amur" specifically in this collection.

(Maybe I should do a separate collection for songs written on the melody of Katyusha, there are also quite many of these.)