Originally dedicated to the fight against Fascism in WW2, this iconic Ukrainian song ironically can be rededicated to Ukraine's fight against Russian fascism on the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2. Itunes, Amazon etc soon @ www.Ukrainians.org.uk
Previous peak charts position #5
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Words Nehoda Music Paskevych Adaptation Pasicznyk
English adaptation Stepan Pasicznyk 2015
April 03, 2015
Story behind the song
A village engulfed in the flames of war, a mother who waits for her conscript son who is now in "eternal sleep". English adaptation with lyrics on song called "Golden wheat fields"
Golden wheat fields full ofyoung men fighting
Golden wheat fields blood their story writing
Mother Mother you were left alone
Standing crying near your burning home.
Golden wheat fields sound of cannon firing
Golden wheat fields young men falling dying
Golden wheat fields claiming young and brave
Whispering fields you became their grave.
Bindweed bindweed grows where wheat was growing
Golden sunshine with sadness overflowing
Shines on each memorial of stone
Side by side yet each of them alone.
Silent wheat fields no more call for reaping,
Lone bird flying cries as if a weeping
Mother Mother a faithful vigil keeps
For her son who sleeps eternal sleep.
Translation adaptation Stepan “Ludwig” Pasicznyk
March 31st 2009