From the recording Like Never & Like Always
“Ta što mi e miloj, mamo,” traditional, from the village of Obidim, Pirin Macedonia, Bulgaria / “Ne hodi, momne le,” Rhodope region, Bulgaria, from the repertoire of Sestri Kušlevi
True Life Trio
How I’d like to go to Irin-Pirin mountain, dear mother, to Todor’s field, so that my band of men may rest there by the cool water, in the deep shade. / Don’t go to fetch water, maiden, because it’s a long way off. There stands a tall tree with deep shade around it.