November 29, 2010

Mircea Rusu ethno-pop and folk songs

Many of us who live in big cities, feel the disjunction between city and village life, between modern adaptation and the cherishing of tradition pulls. Are we capable of keeping a balance between our village roots and the hard-core reality of a modern city? Are we able to overcome the longing for our Home?

I do not know how others are when their hearts are filled with melancholy, but when my soul is full of longing for the loved ones who are away, I like to listen typical ethno - pop Romanian songs. 
Mircea Rusu - Ethno Album 1998
Mircea Rusu - 1998 
Close to my soul are the notes of  Mircea Rusu's songs, discovered by myself long ago,  in 1980, when he played for 8 months in "The Flame / Cenaclul Flacara", under the guidance of  Adrian Paunescu, his best song being " The good man and the fruitful tree/ Omul bun si Pomul copt". (I'll try to translate the lyrics for you).   



" The good man and the fruitful tree
 -  Mircea Rusu Band
The good man and the fruitful tree,
They both had no chance so,
Re: And so they stand at road's edge,
The fruitful tree and the good man (X2).

After they gave all they had
Everyone walked away leaving them alone
Re: And so they stand at road's edge,
The fruitful tree and the good man (X2).


And they are waiting for the time to pass,
Maybe they will bear fruit again
Re: Passersby, to come again
Is reaching out their hands for asking (X2)


The good man and the fruitful tree
they both had no chance so ,
Re: And so they stand at road's edge,
The fruitful tree and the good man (X2).


Omul bun si pomul copt 
Omul bun şi pomul copt da, hai, măi dorule hai,
Ăştia n-or avut noroc da, hai, măi dorule hai.
Re: Şi stau la margine de drum,
Pomul copt şi omul bun.
(X2)

După ce-or dat ce-or avut da, hai, măi dorule hai,
I-or lăsat, i-or părăsit da, hai, măi dorule hai.
Re: Şi stau la margine de drum,
Pomul copt şi omul bun.
(X2)

Şi-aşteaptă vremea să treacă, hai, măi dorule hai,
Poate-or mai rodi vreodată, hai, măi dorule hai.
Re: Trecători să vină iară,
Să-ntindă mâna să ceară.
(X2)

Omul bun şi pomul copt da, hai, măi dorule hai,
Ăştia n-or avut noroc da, hai, măi dorule hai.
Re: Şi stau la margine de drum,
Pomul copt şi omul bun.
(X2)


Thanks to boureanupetre for video




Mircea Rusu  was born in Band, Mures county, Romania, in August 10, 1960. He was for 5 years music singer, composer and lyricist for "Compact" band, then was playing folk and ethno-pop music with "Mircea Rusu Band". The "Band" word in the name of his band is also the name of the city where he lives.  His songs have filled with charm many lonesome days, especially for people who's traveling the world and dreaming to their "Home's Green Grass / Iarba verde de acasa".

Mircea Rusu Band- Ethno Album 2001
Mircea Rusu Band - album 2001
Home's Green Grass

My Home's green Grass
Don't let me lose throughout the world. (X2)


Only God Knows me
As I walked through the world,
The River with calm water!
Let me pass on
What I have endured.
Today my soul is like a sunny day
My soul is a sunny day.

My Home's green Grass
Don't let me lose throughout the world
(X2)


No dog barking at me,
The stones know me,
And by the haughty World
Now I know that never
It is not too late
To shout your name Forest and you dress me up in a shirt,
Dress me up with the shirt of your Shadow!

My Home's green Grass
Don't let me lose throughout the world
(X3)


Are now ready to unite
The Sky and the Earth,
With the Light they are alike.
I'm no more wandering through the world
Like a leaf in the wind.
Wherever I may be, their voice calling me
My Roots are calling me.

My Home's green Grass
Don't let me lose throughout the world (X4)


Iarba verde de acasa

Iarba verde de acasa
Sa ma ratacesc prin lume nu ma lasa
(X2)


Numai Dumnezeu ma stie
Cat am colindat,
Raule cu apa lina!
Las' sa treaca de la mine
Cate-am indurat.
Azi mi-e sufletul ca o zi senina,
Sufletul mi-e zi senina.

Iarba verde de acasa
Sa ma ratacesc prin lume nu ma lasa
(X2)


Nu ma latra nici un caine,
Pietrele ma stiu
Si prin lumea cea trufasa.
Stiu acum ca niciodata
Nu e prea tarziu
Sa te strig Padure si sa-mi faci camasa,
Fa-mi din umbra ta camasa!

Iarba verde de acasa
Sa ma ratacesc prin lume nu ma lasa (X3)
 

Stau acum sa se uneasca
Cerul de Pamant,
Cu Lumina sunt de-o seama.
Nu mai ratacesc prin lume
Ca o frunza-n vant.
De oriunde-as fi glasul lor ma cheama,
Radacinile ma cheama.

Iarba verde de acasa
Sa ma ratacesc prin lume nu ma lasa. (X4)




Thanks to Daccian for video

Mircea Rusu dreams at " Heaven with Flowers/ Rai cu flori" and he knows that "The sky is high/ 'nalt ii cerul" and near "Golden Fields/ Campuri Aurii"   "The Water flows, The rocks remain / Apa trece, Pietrele raman".

"I am gone on the Way of the Sun/ Am plecat pe drum de soare" and I learned about "The World of  dew/ Lumea de roua".  And  "Only yours eyes/ Numai ochii tai" have "Tear of longing/ Lacrima de dor" when listen  the "Autumn Romance / Romanta de Toamna" and "Carols to the Heavens/ Cantari spre cer" (These are some of his songs)

Tear of longing

As the wind swings the leaves, tear of longing
Time rocks the days, tear of longing
And how to tell you that it is not easy
How to tell you how I miss you
How to say you're so far away
How to tell you what separates us?


Hey, tear of longing!
Doesn't the blowing wind dry you off?
Hey, tear of longing!
Doesn't the blowing wind dry you off?


As the sun pats the peaks and valleys ...tear of longing
Your eyes patting your soul
And how to tell you that it is not easy
How to tell you how I miss you
How to say you're so far away
How to tell you what separates us?


Hey, tear of longing!
Doesn't the blowing wind dry you off?
Hey, tear of longing!
Doesn't the blowing wind dry you off?

As the sky rocks a star at night, tear of longing
My love patting the heart, tear of longing
And how to tell you that it is not easy
How to tell you how I miss you
How to say you're so far away
How to tell you what separates us?


Hey, tear of longing!
Doesn't the blowing wind dry you off?
Hey, tear of longing!
Doesn't the blowing wind dry you off?


Lacrima de dor


Cum leagana vantul frunzele, lacrima de dor,
Leagana vremea zilele, lacrima de dor.
Si cum sa-ti spun ca nu-i usor,
Cum sa-ti spun cat mi-e de dor,
Cum sa-ti spun ca esti departe,
Cum sa-ti spun ce ne desparte?


Re:Hei, lacrima de dor!
Nu te usca vantul calator?
Hei, lacrima de dor!
Nu te usca vantul calator?


Cum leagana soarele piscuri si vai, lacrima de dor,
Leagana sufletul ochii tai, lacrima de dor.
Si cum sa-ti spun ca nu-i usor,
Cum sa-ti spun cat mi-e de dor,
Cum sa-ti spun ca esti departe,
Cum sa-ti spun ce ne desparte?


Re:Hei, lacrima de dor!
Nu te usca vantul calator?
Hei, lacrima de dor!
Nu te usca vantul calator?


Cum leagana cerul noaptea o stea, lacrima de dor,
Leagana inima dragostea mea, lacrima de dor.
Si cum sa-ti spun ca nu-i usor,
Cum sa-ti spun cat mi-e de dor,
Cum sa-ti spun, ce ne desparte
Cum sa-ti spun ca estï departe ?


Re: Hei, lacrima de dor!
Nu te usca vantul calator?
Hei, lacrima de dor!
Nu te usca vantul calator?



Thanks to Lucy for video

Hope you like his music, too!

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