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Bering Strait — Porushka-Paranya
Album: Bering Strait
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Total ratings: 1276









Released: 2003
Length: 2:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oy ti Porushka-Paranya, ti za chto lyubish' Ivana
Oy da ya za to lyublyu Ivana, chto golovushka kudryava
Chto golovushka kudryava, a borodushka da kucheryava
Kudri vyutsya u litsa, lyublyu Vanyu-molodtsa
Oy kudri vyutsya u litsa, oy lyublyu Vanyu-molodtsa
Oy da uzh kak Vanyushka po gorenke pokhazhivayet...

Oy ti Porushka-Paranya, ti za chto lyubish' Ivana
Oy da ya za to lyublyu Ivana, chto golovushka kudryava
Chto golovushka kudryava, a borodushka da kucheryava
Kudri vyutsya u litsa, lyublyu Vanyu-molodtsa
Oy kudri vyutsya u litsa, oy lyublyu Vanyu-molodtsa
Oy da uzh kak Vanyushka po gorenke pokhazhivayet...

Oy da uzh kak Vanyushka po gorenke pokhazhivayet
Oy da on sapog i o porog da pokolachivayet
On sapog i o porog da pokolachivayet
Oy da svoi umniye rechi razgovarivayet...

Oy da svoi umniye rechi razgovarivayet,
"Oy da uzh kak ti menya, sudarushka, visushila
Uzh kak ti menya, sudarushka, visushila
Bez morozu da bez vetru serdtse viznobila..."

Oy ti Porushka-Paranya, ti za chto lyubish' Ivana
Oy da ya za to lyublyu Ivana, chto golovushka kudryava
Oy ti Porushka-Paranya, ti za chto lyubish' Ivana
Oy da ya za to lyublyu Ivana, chto golovushka kudryava
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I can't understand it, but I like it.  
 aldayneko wrote:
Please, don't play this terrible music again, it's awful! It's russian piece of shit!
 
Methinks this vulgar expression is not motivated solely by dislike of the actual music...
I'm russian and was so confused hearing it at RP. Hope I'm not the only person
Please, don't play this terrible music again, it's awful! It's russian piece of shit!
 activelistener wrote:
СтыЎМП быть рускОЌ.
Shame to be russian.
 

 
ЕБАНЫЙ ХОХОЛ
 paulig.gr364 wrote:
I know you guys at RP are eclectic and all, but I listen to RP to get away from russian crap like this, and when this or something like nogu svelo comes up I can't believe my ears at first. 
 
Exactly!  It's impossible to get away from music like this.  Every turn of the radio dial, every supermarket muzak playlist, every high school dance.  Let's break away from this endless East European folk pop! 
 psdradio wrote:
RP needs more diversity and this is great to hear. Too much ho hum boring beat, barf lyrics. This is supposed to be eclectic, let's hear eclectic. Anyone who likes this should listen to Hoven Droven (Sweden) and Hedningarna (Sweden & Finland).
 

RP needs more diversity and this is great to hear. Too much ho hum boring beat, barf lyrics. This is supposed to be eclectic, let's hear eclectic. Anyone who likes this should listen to Hoven Droven (Sweden) and Hedningarna (Sweden & Finland).
Yes I agree, we need more diversity, the fiddling is great and try scatting in Russian... Finafek wrote:
Oh come on people!  only a 5.6 average?  That was freakin' awesome!    Ah well,   Thanks for keeping up the diversity
 

I know you guys at RP are eclectic and all, but I listen to RP to get away from russian crap like this, and when this or something like nogu svelo comes up I can't believe my ears at first. 
Siberian bluegrass, Fantastic! It rips.
Russian country, well I'll be.
Brilliant song, its a big world out there to all you cave dwellers............enjoy it x
Old-timey music sung in Russian.

Awesome.
You wonder what some of the old fart deadheads are doing listening to an eclectic radio station.  All they do is complain about the eclectic stuff.  Doh!
 oldfart48 wrote:
love bluegrass by any other name, this rocks{#Dancingbanana}

 
Hear! Hear! Open your minds or go elsewhere maybe. {#Rolleyes}
 gregskrtic wrote:
gives new meaning to the word, "caterwauling'......

 
Russian cover of Cotton Eye Joe?
gives new meaning to the word, "caterwauling'......
Something about sucking is involved here. My left nut holds a supporting role.
Oh no! Dont play this again, please.
 WonderLizard wrote:
I don't care if they're green with purple polka dots, Sasha Ostrovsky, the dobro player, kicks ass.

 
That's what caught my ear.  Masterful playing.
СтыЎМП быть рускОЌ.
Shame to be russian.
 Ð²
 Aud wrote:


not at four in the morning when you're trying to concentrate on dull, boring computer stuff.....

 
Go to bed. Second Life will be there in the morning.
I hate fu#king russians!
What shall we do with the drunken sailor, Comrade?
 annie_fannie wrote:

How does one herd a song, exactly?

 
with staves, perhaps?
Farfromgrüven
Great tune! Thanks RP. For me this is what RP is all about. Great new music (for me, anyway). 
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Heard this here, bought it for my mother, who served 18 months in Yekaterinburg Russia teaching English. She really enjoyed it for a time. Now she has Alzheimers and no longer knows it. Why do I put my business in the street? I don't know. Maybe because you are my community, an extension of my family.

 
Sorry about your mother, but glad you felt comfortable sharing it here.  Will be down to visit the family soon while sneaking out for Charleston Race Week as often as possible.  You know, some folks think that's a gorget rather than a crescent moon.

As for this song ... I kind of liked it, and it blended nicely into the Harry Manx that followed.  Shows a thematic parallel from around the globe.


Unfortunately, this is ain't cool at all (as all the Russians said before me). 3.
redgrass smokes well, and is stoney as hell..................{#Cowboy}
I don't care if they're green with purple polka dots, Sasha Ostrovsky, the dobro player, kicks ass.
Bluegrasski?
ЗабавМП услышать такПе Ма RP=) ВсеЌ сППтечествеММОкаЌ прОвет!

I'm from Russia and I still don't adore this, I just can stand this as well as lot's of other stuff here on RP.

P.S. There's songs I like on RP, that's why I'm here. Thanks Bill and Rebecca!
ППчеЌу Мет?  В прОМцОпе все вПзЌПжМП!
love bluegrass by any other name, this rocks{#Dancingbanana}
Yuck!
 zakenayo wrote:
Was quietly shocked to hear my native language on RP )

 
There aren't many Russian songs on RP, right enough. I was shocked, too, by the sound, but pleasantly - it really grabbed my attention. The sound is very americo-celtic, IMO, and if not for the Russian lyrics you'd think that this was a song from the US backwoods. Very, very RP. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 
whtahtefcuk wrote:
Easy, the worst song I have ever herd!

 
How does one herd a song, exactly?
Was quietly shocked to hear my native language on RP )
 nalle wrote:

Мет
 
МОкак
Heard this here, bought it for my mother, who served 18 months in Yekaterinburg Russia teaching English. She really enjoyed it for a time. Now she has Alzheimers and no longer knows it. Why do I put my business in the street? I don't know. Maybe because you are my community, an extension of my family.
Easy, the worst song I have ever herd!
 johnjconn wrote:
Russian Hillbillies?
 

Bluegrass is big internationally.  I don't know if this qualifies but to my ears it does.  

Shameless plug the International Bluegrass Festival is held here in Guthrie OK every October.  They bring in acts from all over the world.


 johnjconn wrote:
Russian Hillbillies?
 
{#Lol} 
Free Pussy Riot!
Not my taste!{#No}
Love the sound of those leather whips lashing the backs of helpless kulakii
 wossName wrote:
Fun indeed! Coincidentally, I also heard Katzenjammer on RP for the first time this weekend.

BTW, the Wikipedia link points to the actual Bering Strait. :)
 
Check out Katzenjammer's cover of Genesis's "Land of Confusion"—really great. 
Heard this song when 60 Minutes did a profile on these kids:

https://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18560_162-541541.html

Love this album and this song in particular!

There was also a documentary movie made — The Ballad of Bering Strait — that was quite good.
Fun indeed! Coincidentally, I also heard Katzenjammer on RP for the first time this weekend.

BTW, the Wikipedia link points to the actual Bering Strait. :)


Fun-!.... People is people where ever you go... Dancing, drinking, happy women...
My toes were a tapping!
"What shall we do with the drunken kossak"?
(Yo ho ho and a bottle of vodka.)

 blackm00n wrote:
КрутП {#Jump}
 
Мет
This is GREAT!  Sounds like one of my old girlfriends after a night of drinking.
Devil went down to საქართველო?
КрутП {#Jump}
 Otomi wrote:
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
 
Send him to Siberia?

{#Biggrin}

whoa...

СтОль Ме ЌПй, МП прОятМП услыхать зМакПЌую речь ÐœÐ° radio paradise!
{#Rolleyes}


awesome. especially the singing.. strong souls
Dobro player is quite good.
strings are good, but the singing could be left out. such a greasy language, sorry. :P
 jools wrote:
How very jolly!
 

not at four in the morning when you're trying to concentrate on dull, boring computer stuff.....
How very jolly!
I recently saw a different Russian bluegrass band at a bar in DC (the Madam's Organ), they were quite good:

https://countrysaloon.webs.com/

It's a long way from Appalachia to Nizhny Novgorod but hey the music rocks!

I just LOVE this song - it's so joyous!  Putting it right after DeVotchKa's "Viens Avec Moi" is devilish good fun.  Thanks, Bill - made my morning a lot brighter. {#Sunny}
I suggest they change their name to "Boring Straight".
 horseplayer wrote:
Well, there's something you don't hear every day. 

Not something I might seek out but - vive la Radio Paradise!  You never know what's next.
  I agree!! {#Notworthy}


бляяяя =)))
Takes me back to my undergrad days and seeing this played by Kukuruza in Nash Vegas.  ÐžÑ‡ÐµÐœÑŒ Ð·Ð°ÐŒÐµÑ‡Ð°Ñ‚ельМП Ð±Ñ‹Ð»ÐŸ!
Well, there's something you don't hear every day. 

Not something I might seek out but - vive la Radio Paradise!  You never know what's next.
 Giselle62 wrote:
How About ...  Leningrad Cowboys?

 Yes! Request «Space Tractor» of Leningrad Cowboys here. Bill, put this funny-troll track in rotation please!



I've entered the dimension of the Baltic Hoedown!

A wonderful fusion of Russian and American folk!

СпасОбП РаЎОП ПараЎОс за этПт ОМтересМый трек!


{#Dancingbanana}
Yeeeh haaaaaa! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

Okay, I'm sorry.  But what is with the stain in his crotch and is that some sort of "Catch Bin" on her dress under his left leg?

I love the song by the way and would have just as much fun dancing to it as these two... minus the stain... I hope.


YIKES!!!  {#Stop}

СпасОбП БОллу О Ребекке, РаЎОП ПараЎОс лучшее ОМтерМет-раЎОП!

Thanx Bill & Rebecca, Radio Paradise is the best www radio.



Hear hear!
Great set of songs!!!!
aye yay yay
 lostintokyo wrote:
meh
 

where's my ear fish when I need it?  What fine set of music that was!
meh
Da, rebjata, ne ozhidal!!!Bravo! What else you know about Russia musik?;)
Yeeesss! {#Bananapiano}

I can see why this one is getting lower ratings, but if you understood the words... hilarious! love it -
How About Devotchka   Bering Strait   Leningrad Cowboys   Gogol Bordello?
Then for some perspective; that sad one about the pogroms, Voi Vo Va, whatever their name is? oi va voi...


Hey Bill,
I love this set!
Bering Strait
DeVotchKa
So how about some Leningrad Cowboys?
After having heard the name Bering Strait, I am glad to hear the music. Quite enjoyable.
I think it a good thing to hear what is popular elsewhere in the world.  I feel so much closer to the world community around me!  It is a lively tune!   
I completely agree w/fredriley!
Only on RP. Every day I hear something new and surprising on here. Vive eclecticisme! This number is an absolute toe-tapping hoot. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 Otomi wrote:
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
 
I was about to write the same thing!

 pugifat wrote:
I think I remember the alternate reality movie this song must have come from - Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze (R.I.P.)  The USSR invades the heartland - good stuff.

 
One of the absolutely worst movies of all time. Unfortunately it was the only thing playing in Sault Ste. Marie the night my five-year-old son and I were in town with nothing else to do.

(He was too young to shoot pool.)



AAAAHAHAHAHA I love it. Im dancing in my office  . . . :D     

Loosen up, you haters! I have to give it a 10 now just to balance you people out!

oh, thank you so much!! i'm russian ;-))
Based on the comments I'm not sure how many people want to see this but here it is anyway.
Taken from https://www.beringstraitfans.com/lyrics/porushkaparanya.html

TRANSLATION AND HISTORY:
Polushka-Paranya

Polushka-Paranya is a very old Russian love song, probably dating to the early 18th century, possibly around the time of Tsar Peter the Great. There are a number of old expressions in this song no longer used commonly anywhere in Russia, much as a lot of words have also disappeared in the English language. It can be difficult for an American translating this song to understand it initially, as the expression of love is a bit different from what would be used in English today. Many of the word endings are signs of affection which are difficult to translate literally into English.

The song is about a woman named Polushka-Paranya (I am told this is the original name, and the transliteration version in the song uses Porushka-Paranya). She is asked why she loves a man named Ivana. She replies, in essence:

"I love my Ivana because of his thick curly hair and beard covering his entire head and face. He is such a brave, good man. And when he walks around the house in his long boots I can hear him click his heels (i.e. implied in joy) and (implied) I love to hear that sound as he taps his feet. Then, this clever man says to me "Oh can't you see that you have dried me up (i.e., my love for you is so intense, it is all I have left); and even if the cold weather and wintery winds were to pass, my heart would still remain frozen (i.e. captured) by you. That is why I love Ivana. I love him for his soft, curly head and beard and his wise and wonderful way of telling me he loves me. That is why I love Ivana."

Interpreters tell me in essence it is about a couple in a little village in Russia. She is telling about the little things she likes as they pass the cold harsh winters together in their cottage and Ivana putters about the house.

Long hair and big beards were common in Russia, not just as a protection from the cold, but part of Orthodox Catholic religious teachings. Peter the Great, thinking the huge beards were archaic and didn't represent Russia well in the west, ordered beards and mustaches shaved and then taxed if anything were left. He personally sheared many of his own staff, often painfully. The repeated reference to his bushy beard and air is thus typical of what was once considered very attractive in 18th Century Russia.

I suspect much of the rapid pace of the song and short, choppy words at the start of sentences are some very impressive poetry mimicking the clicking of Ivana's heals as he walks and dances around the house. In fact, I suspect few people can resist tapping their feet in joy at this song, just as Ivana did for his love for his wife.


JonnyQ's note - This song was used for the background of a scene from an episode of "Alias."



This makes me want to lie down in a quiet dark room and hope it ends soon.
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
I think I remember the alternate reality movie this song must have come from - Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze (R.I.P.)  The USSR invades the heartland - good stuff.

СпасОбП БОллу, Ребекке О РаЎОП ПараЎОс за этПт трек.

Blech
Bow to your partner...now bow to your corner and promenade.....

Any Friday night on any Russian trawler?
What in the hell is this?!?!  The Russian Dixie Chicks? 
 manzanitafire wrote:
Pretty damn accomplished bluegrass.
  I agree. I guess some people don't like that. Too bad for them....

wait..lemme check...yah no!...still a 1 {#Rolleyes}
Thankfully, I have a boring status meeting to attend.


what a crapy song i give a 6
 Finafek wrote:
Oh come on people!  only a 5.6 average?  That was freakin' awesome!    Ah well,   Thanks for keeping up the diversity
 

Yeah, I'm also disappointed at the low rating. This is driving, fun, exotic music and I like it a lot.
Love it!  Great back story about about the band and their hard luck story in Nashville, doing better now.  The artist website directs you to an ariel view of the Bering Strait.  Hilarious!  I guess they are still having some problems.  Great music though!

Oh come on people!  only a 5.6 average?  That was freakin' awesome!    Ah well,   Thanks for keeping up the diversity
Damn nice set here.  Don't stop!!
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}{#Sunny}

Don't know if the coffee is kicking in or the music is the factor, but liking it
 Marr wrote:
I'm pretty sure that what they're singing translates as....

Let beat up all
the RP listeners
Who kneejerk gripe about 
songs in foreign languages

At least I think that's how the chorus goes....

 
{#Roflol}  And a darn good chorus it is, too!

Very interesting. Even words fro those who can understand {#Tongue}
Pretty damn accomplished bluegrass.