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Volga Boatman | Lyrics & Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

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History for 'Volga Boatman'

Volga Boatman, also called Volga Boat Song or The Volga Burlak's Song, is a popular traditional Russian folksong. It is a genuine barge-haulers' shanty that was inspired by Ilya Yefimovich Repin's painting, Burlaks on the Volga, which depicts the hardship of life for people in Czarist Russia.


Lyrics for 'Volga Boatman'

Yo, heave ho! Yo, heave ho!
Once more, once again, still once more.

Now we fell the stout birch tree,
Now we pull hard: one, two, three.
Ay-da, da, ay-da!
Ay-da, da, ay-da!
Now we fell the stout birch tree.
Yo, heave ho!
Hey, hey, let's heave a-long the way,
To the sun we sing our song.

Yo, heave ho! Yo, heave ho!
Once more, once again, still once more.

As the barges float along,
To the sun we sing our song.
Ay-da, da, ay-da!
Ay-da, da, ay-da!
To the sun we sing our song.
Hey, hey, let's heave a-long the way,
To the sun we sing our song.

Yo, heave ho! Yo, heave ho!
Once more, once again, still once more.

Volga, Volga our pride,
Mighty stream so deep and wide.
Ay-da, da, ay-da!
Ay-da, da, ay-da!
Mighty stream so deep and wide.
Volga, Volga you're our pride.

Yo, heave ho! Yo, heave ho!
Once more, once again, still once more.


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