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Thread #139979   Message #3214775
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Aug-11 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ladino lyrics for Misirlou
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ladino lyrics for Misirlou
Many would place the origin as Greek, but the melody (not that of the popular song) is middle eastern to my ear, and I believe it spread from there to other cultures bordering on the Mediterranean.

I have absolutely no supporting evidence, so I don't expect anyone to agree.

Some of the lyrics you quote seem similar, but I can't catch much understandable from my recording.

Monique, I will try to copy the song as I have it on a cd that I made. I will look for a friend with a cd duplicator (I have been tempted to get one myself, Hammacher S. has one in their catalogue)

The Sephardic site I gave the url for has changed hands as far as management is concerned (a university is mentioned) and I think it has been trimmed down.