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Typical Czech songs

Postby Polednikova » 11-Oct-07 8:00

I've joined a group that holds monthly 'sing-songs' in a Zizkov pub. Just a guitar and electric double bass but a lively group of enthusiastic singers, enjoying what are obviously songs that all Czechs know off by heart. They are simple melodies, with easy refrains, and if I had the words written down, even with my embryonic Czech, I would be able to have a stab at singing them.

I've only been once and so I can't even remember the titles of the songs. Next time, I'll write them down but before I go again, I would like to see if I can learn one or two and surprise my new Czech friends.

I've just learned "Namest" at my Czech class and I think that was one of the songs we sang. The organisers are in their fifties so I should think that there were a fair few protest songs.

Has anyone any suggestions? Just the titles would do and I could trawl the web for the words or perhaps see if I can find a book of them in a music shop.
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Postby eso » 11-Oct-07 9:48

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Postby Polednikova » 11-Oct-07 10:07



Vyborne! I look forward to going through them. Diky moc!
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Postby dzurisova » 11-Oct-07 19:12

Here's a a couple of them on youtube:

Co jste hasiči
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URJn1Q_wNSU

Nemelem, nemelem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMlIo_Fa6k
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Postby Polednikova » 12-Oct-07 7:19

dzurisova wrote:Here's a a couple of them on youtube:

Co jste hasiči
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URJn1Q_wNSU

Nemelem, nemelem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMlIo_Fa6k

Even better! Thanks.
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Postby The Animal » 17-Nov-07 22:03

I remember listening to Nemelem, nemelem song as I was growing up here in the States. Very dobrě song, it has been around for along time.

To me, Nemelem, nemelem is a favorite Polka song here. Brings back good memories. :wink: :wink:
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Postby Polednikova » 17-Nov-07 23:27

The Animal wrote:I remember listening to Nemelem, nemelem song as I was growing up here in the States. Very dobrě song, it has been around for along time.

To me, Nemelem, nemelem is a favorite Polka song here. Brings back good memories. :wink: :wink:

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