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Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Apr-09 - 01:25 AM
Thread Name: Origins/lyrics: Hey Zhankoye
Subject: RE: Hey Zhankoye
Well, I think your interpretation has more credibility than my Slavic guess, Jack. The People's Song Book (1948) says the song was composed in Soviet Crimea, "within the past twenty years" (prior to 1948. "Zhankoye is the railroad station which centralized a whole network of Jewish collective farms in the area."