Note: Lyrics: Larre berrian eperrak dire, / pagadietan usoak.
Neskatxa gazte airosoa da, / Bixenta presentekoa.
Horrek amorez behar emen du, / bera den bezalakoa.
Bera ona ta hobea luke / Patxiko Errekaldekoa
In the meadows the partridges fly, / In the beech groves, the doves,
She’s a graceful girl, / Bixenta, here.
She’d need a love / similar to her.
She’s good, and would prefer / Patxiko, the one from Errekalde.
About the session: Alan Lomax returned to the Basque Country at the end of his stay in Spain, driving back and forth between small villages over the last two days of December 1952 and the first few days of January 1953. Earlier Basque recordings were made in August 1952.
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