Latvian Folk Songs: Short Songs

I have made a random selection of a very few Latvian folk songs. In each case the Latvian verse is first, then the very free translation, and, finally, the word-for-word translation.

Songs about Pagan Latvian Deities:

Songs about the Sun
Songs about Laima and God
Songs about Ūsiņš
Songs about Jānis
Songs about Jumis

Songs about Family Relationships:

Songs about Mother
Songs about Father
Songs about Brothers and Sisters

Songs about Animals:

Songs about Cows
Songs about Horses
Songs about Snakes

Songs about Food:

Songs about Beer & Ale
Songs about Bread

Songs about Holidays & Pagan Festivals:

Songs about Christmas
Songs about Easter


To see the explanation of the grammatical abbreviations used in the "word-for-word" translations, go to → Grammatical Abbreviations


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Last revised November 3, 2008