Christmas Joy in Latvia

Latvian Solstice in the New World
Track 3 — Christmas Has Arrived

ZIEMSVĒTKI JAUNAJĀ PASAULĒ
Latviešu tautasdziesmu vārdi
Uģis Prauliņš
LATVIAN SOLSTICE IN THE NEW WORLD
Latvian folksong text
2 | Dižie Ziemassvētki2 | Christmas Has Arrived
Dandigi dandan digidigidiri dandan...
Ziemassvētki sabraukuši,
Rakstītām kamanām.
Eita, bērni, saņemat
Ziemassvētku kumeliņu.
Dandigi dandan digidigidiri dandan...**
Christmas has arrived In a decorated sleigh.
Children, come and welcome
The fine horses of Christmas.
Līdz zemīti krēpes vilka,
Ledainām kājiņām.
Eita, bērni, saņemat
Ziemassvētku kumeliņu.
His mane trails along the ground,
His feet are icy.
Children, come and welcome
The fine horses of Christmas.
Ai, bagāti Ziemassvētki
No Rīgas nāca;
Trīs simti sulaiņi
Bruņoti līdz.
Such a prosperous Christmas
Coming all the way from Rīga,
With three hundred footmen,
All armed, in tow.
Nebada ķekatas
Gaļas labad lēca.
It's not just for meat
That the mummers dance.
 

** untranslatable refrain

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