ROOSTER

ROOSTER

THIS BALLAD IS A ‘HALAY’ SONG. ONLY GREAT NATIONS CAN ACHIEVE TO CREATE AN AESTHETIC ‘DANCE TUNE’ FROM THEIR SUFFERINGS IN THIS GAME OF LIFE.

“Rooster in the Air Rooster” is among the most touching ballads that is made by a female. Its tune, its nature, and its consistency are almost dipping the words that we all know of in a mesmerizing beauty, having them gain new senses. ‘Rooster’ is a male and ‘darling’ who’s gone away is male. Thisparallelism between the two is supported by rooster’s being a ‘home bird.’ According to the ballad maker, the voice of her man who’s gone away is still feels as if it can be heard in home and this is emphasized with the verse of ‘Its crow still echoes in the coop.’ She doesn’t identifies her man with a rooster, of course; the ballad completes the information of that the man also experiences the same kind of longing that hurts the woman when she hears the crows at sunrise.
This is a ‘halay’ (a folk dance) ballad. Only great nations can achieve to create an aesthetic ‘dance tune’ from their sufferings in this game of life. The possibility of finding a ballad refined this much is small.
Let’s keep it short!

Here is the ballad:
Rooster in the air rooster
Its crow still echoes in the coop
For God’s sake
Warn my darling

Roosters begin to crow
Enough with this longing
This year’s separation
Has been worse than death

In touch with the universe and objects, the depth of our nation’s people who combine art, literature, and music in the same work using a handful of words and who create an inner language although they speak the same language with nature is stunning.
The ballad is originated from Eğin.
Ahmet Kayıkçı collected it from Kemaliye.
I like to listen to this ballad performed by Latife Eraslan.
The decision is yours.