Ugniavijas – Near the Field, Near the Forest



Ancient Lithuanian war song about a soldier, who was injured and forced to marry death in the field of battle.

Song name: Ugniavijas – Palaukėj, pamiškėj

The background image portrays the siege of „Medininkai“ castle. Teutonic order failed to capture the Lithuanian castle.
Artwork by Antanas Vaičekauskas and Vilius Petrauskas.

With English and Lithuanian lyrics.
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ENGLISH Lyrics:

Palaukėj pamiškėj,
Kareivėlis gulėj
Ir gali jo kojelių,
Šyvas žirgelis stovėj.

Ir atlėk gegula
Ir nutūpė šalalėn
Ir tu gegula mano,
Raibos plunksnelės tavo.

Tu gegula mano,
Raibos plunksnelės tavo
Ir tu nulėk gegula,
In man tėvų motiną.

Tu nulėk gegula,
In man tėvų motiną
Ir nesakyk gegula,
Kad užmušė čia mane.

Nesakyk gegula,
Kad užmušė čia mane
Ir pasakyk gegula,
Apvesdino čia mane.

Pasakyk gegula,
Apvesdino čia mane
Ir apvesdino mane –
Laiba ietužė rankoj…

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Žodžiai:

On the edge of the woods,
A soldier was lying.
And by his feet,
A grey horse stood.

A cuckoo flew
And landed by his side.
My dear cuckoo,
Your feathers are so motley.

My dear cuckoo,
You have such motley feathers,
Fly, my dear cuckoo,
To my father and mother,

My dear cuckoo, fly
To my father and mother,
Don’t tell, my dear cuckoo,
That I was killed here.

Don’t tell, my dear cuckoo,
That I was killed here,
Tell, dear cuckoo,
I was forced to marry here.

Tell, dear cuckoo,
I was forced to marry here.
Forced to marry –
By a thin spear in hand.

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