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Thread #163485   Message #3901618
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Jan-18 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Song about Baba Yaga?
Subject: ADD: Baba Yaga (George Odam)
I think I'd like to post the lyrics of the song in the link posted by FreddyHeady, https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VnIRyTRHNBMC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=#v=onepage&q&f=false
It's from Sounds of Singing, page 46, by Alison Ley {Nelson Thomas Ltd., 2003].

BABA YAGA
(George Odam)

Run, run, run Natasha, run from Baba Yaga.
Baba Yaga's teeth are black and shiny when she's smiling at Natasha.
Now she's coming, pestle drumming, flying in the footsteps of Natasha.
Baba Yaga rides in a mortar.
Run Natasha, run little daughter.
Teeth are gnashing, pestle clashing,
Run from Baba Yaga.


About the song: "Baba Yaga" is based on a Russian folk tale about a little girl called Natasha. The wicked Baba Yaga, who grinds up her victims in a pestle and mortar and eats them, captures Natasha, but she manages to escape.

It's a nice tune, but I don't think it's the Mussorgsky tune.

Click to play (joeweb)