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Postby graceslick on Sat May 31, 2008 3:15 am

Has anyone ever really listened to this song? Grace wrote it, played it on the keyboard/organ thing, but apparently it's from some Russian song somewhere...

Anyway, does anyone know what the speaking man's voice in the background is from, or the significance of it?
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Re: Meadowlands

Postby psychhead on Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:16 pm

Thanx for the heads up on this one :)
Psychedelic music is IN with time!!
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Re: Meadowlands

Postby FirstBassman on Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:21 pm

The real title is basically the first line of the song which translates as "O Field, My Fields."
And yes, is sort of a "theme song" for the Red Army.

Here is a clip of the Red Army Chorus singing the song:

And here is a rough translation:

Meadowlands, wide meadowlands,
Heroes cross the fields,
Ekh, heroes of the Red Army.
Girls are crying,
Today the girls are downhearted,
Their dear ones have gone away,
Ekh, away to the army.

Girls, look there,
Look there, out on our road,
The distant road is pulsing,
Ekh, the jolly road.

But out there we see,
We see a grey storm-cloud,
The enemy's evil in the forest,
Ekh, the enemy's evil, like a storm-cloud.

Ekh, girls, look there,
We're ready to take the enemy,
Our quick-legged steeds,
Ekh, our quick-moving tanks.

Ekh, let the work
Bubble gaily in the kolkhozy,
We're supervisors today,
Ekh, today we're sentries.
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Re: Meadowlands

Postby DonRico1967 on Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:03 am

Only a commie would post such "red" propaganda...

Or record it on their 1969 LP!!!

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Re: Meadowlands

Postby JoeD80 on Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:39 pm

Just a short note, the credits on the LP are "Traditional; arranged by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick." And it was an organ that Grace was playing.
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