Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Commie" Art for Beakerkin

The Song of the Volga Boatmen is a well-known traditional Russian song collected by Mily Balakirev, and published in his book of folk songs. It is a genuine barge-haulers' shanty.

The song, also called The Volga Burlak's Song, was inspired by Repin's famous painting, Burlaks on the Volga, depicting the suffering of the people in the depth of misery in Tsarist Russia.

The song was popularised by Feodor Chaliapin, and has been a favourite concert piece of bass singers ever since. Glenn Miller took the song to #1 in the US charts in 1941.

Methinks commies produce the odd fine male specimen as well! ;-)

2 Comment(s):

beakerkin said...

This sounds like it is more appropriate for those in Gulags or statist Neoslavery plantations. The evil of Communism exceeded that of the Czars.

I will stick with the Green Man who makes millions of families together.

The_Editrix said...

Well, yes, it WAS written for "for those in Neoslavery plantations", the Volga boatmen in Tsarist Russia.

On a lighter note: Beaky, if I'd needed any proof that you are NOT homosexual (I didn't), the fact that you'd rather spend time with the Shrek than with Leonid Kharitonov would be it! ;-)