I FOUND A VIOLET IN THE CREEK

I FOUND A VIOLET IN THE CREEK

THE TUNE OF THIS BALLAD IS AS PRETTY AS A VIOLET… THE LYRICS WRITTEN IN TRIOS ALSO ADD THE LOOKS OF A VIOLET MINIATURE TO THE BALLAD.

A small carpet, which is weaved with violet patterns… Where it begins and ends are obvious… You feel the same excitement when you look at it, as they did when weaving it. Some patterns are single, some are in bunches. When you listen to the ballad, you listen to it as if you are staring at this beautiful carpet, freshly washed without losing any of its beauty, hanging on the clothesline, rocking with the wind, as it flaps, you feel like violets flap. The feeling of a flowing creek that is lined with violets on its sides…

This is not a carpet, tough; this is a love song… Woman is a violet, the attraction for the woman is fragile, the fragrance of the woman is violet, her hair is violet, who knows, and maybe her eyes are violet…

The tune of this ballad is as pretty as a violet… The lyrics, written in trios instead of stanzas, also add the looks of a violet miniature to the ballad.

We praised the ballad a lot, so here are the lyrics:

“I found a violet in the creek
I asked where her house was
Few beauties are all together

Beauty my dear beauty/ The highland of my life/ My heart’s desire

Violets are in bunches
In between, I shall add roses
I shall go to foreign lands

Beauty my dear beauty/ The highland of my life/ My heart’s desire

My dear beloved who smells like violets
Whom shall I present my grievance
They took my beloved away from me”

This is the ballad; however, there is more than a love song to it when we consider the last line. It is a folk lyric in praise of a separation at the same time.

The ballad was collected by Muzaffer Sarısözen from Kır İsmail Güngör.

It is from Adana.

I like to listen to this ballad performed by Zara. Her voice blossoms like violets when she performs it.

I recommend it.