XML observations (August-October 2015):
I have loaded this xml file 5 times altering some things in the score where I thought that things could go wrong. Still it's not readable. It throws up a message: "Sibelius MusicXMl not reliable. I don't know what else to do to make it readable. It points out that all G# notes are wrong. Should they be notated as Ab? That would not make musical sense for a piece in A minor.
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Κόρη μαλαματένια μου
και μαργαριταρένια μου.
Βγαίνεις το μήνα μιά φορά,
με τα λουλούδια στην ποδιά.
Κάνεις τους νιούς και σκάζουνε,
τους γέρους και πλαντάζουνε.
Κάνεις και μένα τ' αρφανό,
να βρώ μαχαίρι να σφαγώ.
MAIDEN OF GOLD
maiden, of gold
You come out once a month
with flowers in your apron.
You make the young lads to burst
and the old men to smug.
You also make me, the orphan lad,
wanting to find a knife to kill my self.
Source: Aural Tradition
Translation of lyrics is not meant to be literal in cases that some words do not exist in English.
This arrangement can be played on any melodic instrument appropriate.
Parts for the melody are provided in PDF for violin, mandolin & tab, 3 course Bouzouki & tab, Clarinet in Bb and Alto Recorder at the octave higher. The bouzouki or Mandolin parts follow close the vocal melody but the other melodic instruments elaborate it keeping in the folk style required.
Combinations of instruments playing in ensemble are left at the performers discretion.