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Lulajze Jezuniu with Richard 13


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Char

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This is a Polish Christmas Carol. Consider yourselves blessed that I didn't sing all the verses. I was really only familiar with these three and some of these words were tongue twisters, as it is. The English is not a direct translation but tweaked in order to rhyme.
Richard 13, my great friend, made the background music. He told me that the main melody was borrowed by Frederic Chopin from the folk hymn and not the other way around. We hope you like it.
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Lulajże Jezuniu, moja Perełko
Lulaj ulubione me pieścidełko
Lulajże Jezuniu, lulajże, lulaj !
A Ty Go, Matulu w płaczu utulaj !

Zamknijże znużone płaczem powieczki,
Utulże zemdlone łkaniem usteczki.
Lulajże Jezuniu, lulajże, lulaj !
A Ty Go, Matulu w płaczu utulaj !

Lulajże piękniuchny nasz Aniołeczku,
Lulajże wdzięczniuchny świata Kwiateczku.
Lulajże Jezuniu, lulajże, lulaj.
A Ty Go, Matulu w płaczu utulaj !

English version by Marguerite Wilkinson

Lullaby, little pearl, dear baby Jesu,
Lullaby, little pearl, dear baby sleeping;
Lullaby, little one, dear baby Jesu,
Mary is holding you, guarding and keeping.

Close your eyes, little one, your tears to cover;
Close your eyes, little one, heavy with crying;
Calm your lips, little one, where joy should hover;
Resting in Mary's arms, hush all your sighing.

Lullaby, lovely flower, beautiful angel;
Lullaby, lovely flower, lily, the fairest!
Lullaby, little one, beautiful angel,
Mary is holding you, rosebud, the rarest!
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Philip18 said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Delightful
Even without the translation, you can hear the joy in your voice. Soft backing suits it perfectly. Beautiful!
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Dzenkuje!
I'm so glad that you approve. Richard found assorted midi and arranged them. I've been wanting to post this carol since the first year I joined MJ, but I had no music. Thank you. :)
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SISTERS said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
zounds
Char - you do NOT mess around.
This is just lovely!
Richard and you are a marvelous music making team.
NO ONE sings like you do - and I'm glad YOU do.
mightily impressed - Anne
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
I scrounge a bit.
I've always liked the melody of this hymn. When I was little, more than half of the hymns were sung in Polish. Happy that you liked hearing it. I am grateful for Richard's time and talent. Thank you. :)
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PeterB7858 said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Enjoyed
Hi Char. Great to hear a carol sung in Polish. You and Richard work well together. Enjoyed. Merry Christmas. Regards, Peter.
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Hi, Peter.
There are few tunes, sung in Polish. This one is a cherished memory for me. Richard is a sweetheart to do this for me. Merry Christmas to you. And, Thanks so much. :)
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Skean said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu
Nice to hear you sing again, sweet collab you2.

Merry Christmas :D and much love.
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Ah, Kent,
You didn't know I'd be singing in Polish, did you? I tried my best. I'm glad Richard could make the sweet music. Merry Christmas to you and Linda. Thank you.
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richard13 said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Brava!
Great job Char; I can't imagine wrapping my tongue around some of those consonant combinations, but you did it like a born speaker/singer of Polish ;-)
Just to set the record straight, I simply arranged/changed some of the midi files I found: I didn't create any music. Unfortunately I could not find out who actually played the notes. That said, I am very pleased to have been able to help you share some of your heritage with other Polish MacJammers.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and an even better new year.
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Hah!
There was one word where I kept singing a k instead of a t so what followed was some rather unholy lyrics. Then, when I finally got it, I really stressed it. (KwiaTeczku) I spoke Polish, simultaneously with English because my Mother's parents rarely spoke English. As the years progressed and I moved away from Buffalo, there was less and less need to speak Polish. It comes back a bit when I hear it, though. My hope for you is that you get everything you'd like and enjoy health and happiness. Thank you, maestro. :)
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neilh79 said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu
Well done to the pair of ya! Happy Christmas
Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
We gave
it a good try. Without Richard I still wouldn't have been able to do it. Thank you. :)
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drakonis said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
lovely lilting la las...
This does sound like a folk tune, and gorgeous backing music, for you to sing to... gives me great holiday smiles, thanks!
ttfn,
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Richard
like the chorale midi. I liked the bit of piano because it was gentle. So, they are both in there. Thank you. :)
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davisamerica said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
loved
it ...season's greetings to the both of u.
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Thank you.
Season's greetings to you and yours. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Char/Richard
Char, you sang this so very beautifully--a wonderful performance--and Richard, you are hereby assigned the role of Char's arranger and conductor for the season. Both of you get top marks for the extremely fine work here! Thanks again--I enjoyed listening to this very much! Michael
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
So, Richard
will be my Alan Pike. I hope he doesn't mind. :) I think I could've sung better if I practiced a few more times but it was okay. We did want it to get in before Christmas. Thank you, Michael. :)
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grah3am said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
I wouldn't mind
hearing all the verses. Have you considered doing an a capulco/capella version? I think massed Chars would be quite lovely.
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
I could
do that but it may be a bit too much Polish. I have some music to sing against, now...or I could sing, listening to nothing. If I did that, I think I'd go a bit slower. Thanks. :)
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grah3am said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
No such thing
as too much Polish. A slow haunting Trio Bulgarka - ish version was what I was thinking.
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Char said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
I had to
research them, Graham. Very nice.
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alackbass said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu with Richard 13
I am not familiar with this piece. Lovely melody and beautifully sung. Nice accompaniment.
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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
I agree
that the melody is lovely. Chopin thought so, as well. He stuck it into the middle of a Scherzo No. 1, Opus 20. I tried to do it well. Richard did great. Thanks. :)
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magnatone said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu
this is WONDERFUL!!! you two make an awesome team. i love char's cool voice and rich did a great job with the music. i love how this sounds - very touching - CONGRATS YOU TWO!!!!
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Char said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
But for this
place, I'd never have the opportunity to share this. Very grateful and happy you liked it. Thank you, Karen. :)
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mvh9591 said 2170 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Nice____
What a wonderful treat - A Polish Christmas Carol - Made my evening Char.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )

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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
It is
a bit different flavor. I always liked it. I'm so glad you liked it. Merry Christmas, Michael. Thank you. :)
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DWL said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Lovely work Char!
A nice way to start my day.

How many verses are there?

Cheers

Dick
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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Really?
I figured that most would not have heard this kolenda. There are 11 verses. I think I had only sung three to six. It was great to be able to present this, with Richard's help. Thank you.
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musichead said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
neato...
Very cool...Happy Christmas to ya.. I like!!!
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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Well,
I am happy you heard it and weren't scared off by the Polish. Wesołych Świąt. Dziękuję. :)
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Narad said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Polish Christmas
Wesołych świąt bożego Narodzenia !
Very nice song for the season ! :)


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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Błogosławiony

Sezon dla Ciebie. Dziękuję, bardzo :)
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gadzooks said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu with Richard 13
Very nice. I grew up in a Polish family. Every Christmas eve we would have our fabulous dinner and my family would sing this song.Great job both of you!
Dzenkuje!
SG
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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
I never would've
guessed that. It is a pretty tune. Dziękuję, Stan. :)
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abzwork said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Lulajze...
A most excellent carol, really nice accompaniment...could listen to this all year long and don't need a translation...Big Smile City 4sure..:):)peace
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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Glad you
came by and liked it. I always thought it was a bit different from other carols. Thank you. :)
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TvRicky said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Touches me
My father's mother is Polish.. so this song brings tears to my being. I never met her but felt her love through my father's nurturing and friendship. I came to LA from Chicago which has the largest Polish population in the US. So much feeling emerges that i will now try to find my roots from my polish blood. Thank you for the inspiration.

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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
That's sweet.
Polish people cook with love and butter. Thank you for coming by. It is much appreciated. Thanks. :)
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PatriciaGirl said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Lulajże
This captures to me the true spirit of Xmas. Almost a distant dream with the soft instruments which are very pretty. I love your voice with your perfect vibratos. Well done you two.

Thanks for sharing this holiday piece.
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Char said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
You are
so nice. It should be gentle and warm because it is basically, a lullaby. Richard chose some nice instruments. Thank you. :)
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Franciscus_Henri said 2169 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Lulazje Jezuniu with Richard 13
The European carol takes me back to Christmas as a child in Holland, just lovely.
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Char said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
I'm
happy you enjoyed it. I agree that it is a lovely song. Thank you. :)
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dave_b said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu
Really nice vocal! The orchestration supports the melody really well.
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Char said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
I tried.
Not as fluent in Polish as I once was. Richard did a great job on the music. Thanks, Dave. We appreciate it. :)
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Cori Ander said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Oh so nice
Such a sweet song! Thank you for showing us this beautiful folk song. It is a treassure! I like your way of singing it too – I download – it will become a special gem in my collection of Christmas songs.
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Char said 2168 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Well,
that is a real honor, Johannes. I've always liked this kolenda, especially. Thank you. :)
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woofer3 said 2167 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Lulajze Jezuniu
Great performance and arrangement, this is really stand alone music. So authentic sounding. I enjoyed this lots. Thank you both.

John
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Char said 2167 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Richard and
I did what we could. I'm glad it was a hit with you. Thank you. :)
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Soundhound said 2167 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
I guess.....
They are tongue twisters, amazing really very well done, you have your own style and that's refreshing, it's so boring when you hear someone
trying to sing like someone else.....

Outstanding piece of work....Happy Holidays to you and yours......
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Char said 2167 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
I was only
trying to make it sound like I remember hearing it sung, long, long ago.
Happy Holidays to you, as well. Many thanks for coming by. :)
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Doug Somers said 2167 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
You're my Christmas Star
I love European carols in other languages because it adds to the variety that we can hear at Christmas. This is lovely Char - I'll bet you had fun with it.

Best of the season,
Doug
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Char said 2167 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Oh, yes! Me, too.
Richard was funny. I said, "I repeated the last two lines of the verse, at the end." He said, "If you say so...I couldn't tell."
I can sing some in German and French. I like hearing those, too. This one has stayed Polish. It is so nice to find that others like it. Thank you, Doug. :)

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Jarvoid said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Wow..knockout...
much enjoyed...you dhould do some mor Polish Folk songs ......in fact I got an Ackordeen.....

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh
(descending note as trapdoor is opened)

Very nice ,encore

CJ
p.s.
I thought the tune was familiar ,I note the Description and Richard's notes re Chopin...interesting ....
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Char said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
You do the music,
Chris and I'll attempt it. You made me laugh. I won't hold the fact that you have one of those beastly things against you, I promise. After all, I like bagpipes. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiii! (Increasingly shrill note as door slams in my face.) How about a piece with both accordion and bagpipes? Thank you, you sweetie. :)
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ziti said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
very
very nice...full of spirit and originality...loved this!!

z
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Char said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Why,
thank you for listening, Fran. Much appreciated. :)
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awigze said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
char
you're a good Polish girl. I am sure your ancestors are waltzing with you.... Ya know my wife has some Polish ancestry... also has Irish... so, I have to look out.
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Char said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
I try.
Oh,absolutely, you have to be careful. But that is why you liked her, in the first place. Thanks so much. :)
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Les_Kloo said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
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That's the stuff. Your vocal work is sincere and ever so distinctive. Excellent. The musical interludes were sweet. Very enjoyable.
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Char said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Eh,
well, it was kept pretty simple. The language is anything but simple. I liked the piano very much. I don't think there was ever time, in church, to sing all eleven stanzas or to have an interlude. Richard obliged me to create this. Thank you. :)
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plexura said 2166 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Good Stuff.
Well put together.
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Char said 2165 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thank you.
Appreciate the listen. Thanks. :)
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oldlibmike said 2165 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Holiday treat!
What a cool sounding carol! I have little exposure to Polish - kept maybe a love of kielbasa. The sounds are very unique - very pretty voice and nice for the season.

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Char said 2165 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
You never heard it before?
It is a lulabye and only sung at Christmas. One of my favorites. Thank you. :)
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Llarion said 2165 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Cool!!
There is Polish in my heritage, so this was really a treat. Thanks do much for posting it, I'm really digging all the diverse holiday music! :)
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Char said 2165 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
No kidding?
So glad you liked it. Thank you. :)
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Pete_NB said 2164 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Really nice
Has an authentic, traditional style. I think the neat reverb might have something to do with that. And the nice singing.
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Char said 2164 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
I didn't
add reverb. Maybe, Richard did. I should ask him, yes? I just sang it like I used to, every Christmas while I was in the choir at Church. I think I was in that choir for 15 years. It was a favorite of mine. I can sing, maybe 6 others in Polish, French and German, too. Thank you, Pete. :)
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richard13 said 2163 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
I did
add some Warm Vocal reverb to the main vocal, and a little less to the la-la tracks ;-)
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Mosaica said 2154 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Carol
What a delightful treat! This must have been hard (unless you are a Polish speaker of course?!), and yet it seems effortless from you Char. Sweet music - well done to both of you.
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Char said 2154 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
I am
ethnically Polish. I was out of practice but it was easy as pie when I was a kid. Thanks.
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Hydrogen3 said 2153 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
VERY Nice!
it's not easy to sing in a different language but you do it very well!
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Char said 2153 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
I should have
done this even better but I haven't sung this in many years. I always thought it was a pretty little tune. Thank you.
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