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Sunday, October 18, 2009

A to Z Mondays ~ the Letter L ~ Дорогой длинною

LONGING

n. A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.

I was over at friend John's blog the other day and he had a video of Bonnie Tyler with Only Men Aloud singing "Total Eclipse of the Sun". Sure enjoyed that blast from the past. I ventured back over to John's blog today and ended up on YouTube listening to the longer version, then I started listening to a bunch of other Bonnie Tyler videos and ended up with "Those Were The Days" (the version most Americans are familiar with was recorded in the 60's by Mary Hopkins)and from there---listened to all sorts of versions of that song! Leningrad Cowboys visuals were pretty edgy and fun, but decided to go with what is probably closest to the original Russian folk song: Дорогой длинною (pronounced: Dorogoi Dlinnoyu) . Oh yes, back to the letter L : this is probably one of the coolest songs ever written about LONGING. Enjoy.

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12 comments:

Dorothy said...

Love the melody...had to sing my own words;) Guy on the right is a doll!

Rev. Paul said...

Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end ... those were the days!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great song...but I also love Bonnie Tyler. :)
Longing...oh, what a deep and thoughtful word Cassie...it means SO much doesn't it?
Take care, Suz

Grandma J said...

Beautiful! thank you for this post.

Margaret said...

Those guys have some great harmony going! Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Ben said...

Dunno what they are singing, but it does seem drenched with longing!

Mildred said...

Thanks so much - I enjoyed this!

Jen said...

Happy Monday Cassie!

Lynne said...

My husband gets carried away when he goes on You Tube and looks up music videos, it's never ending!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

ahhhh Mary Hopkins...a good welsh lady!!!

Daisy said...

Cassie, you make me laugh. Great song and great post for "L" week too. Hope your week is going well. :)

Jonathan said...

The Russian lyrics (written early '20s), seem to be a nostalgic reference to the old regime which disappeared with the revolution of 1917, coupled with acceptance of the need to go forward with the new regime. See www.pitt.edu/~slavic/sli/admin/by.html.