Imagine a lonely mother in a remote Ukrainian village listening to this song on a crackly old bit of vinyl on her old Soviet era gramophone player as the last child to leave home sings along to it in a far away land.
It's a popular Ukrainian traditional song by composer P. Mayboroda (words by Malyshko) about mother and child parting for ever, a common occurrence in Ukraine's often tragic history. The mother gives him a traditional cloth into which she has embroidered all her hopes and fears, and her love for him. That's basically the gist of the song.
I thought it lends itself to Spanish guitar and French accordion interpretation quite nicely.
Ive been asked a few of times to do an English version of this song (in Ukrainian at http://www.youtube.com/ukrainianmusicvideo).
English MP3 at iTunes