folk music

Girl and Balloon by Bulat Okudzhava: Translated by Alex Genadinik

The meaning of Girl and Balloon is unclear. However, one thing we do know is that it is a very sad song. It is also definitely about lost love. Maybe the husband of the woman in the song went off to war and was killed. This seems to be roughly what it was about. It…

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Hannah’s Song by Alex Genadinik – A Song for Father’s Day

Hannah’s Song by Alex Genadinik was written for his daughter, Hannah. Writing songs about our children is something that most musical parents like to do. However, Alex has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into writing a good song for his daughter. First Impressions Count My first impression of Hannah’s Song was that…

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