Notes from the Arranger:
mfa7069 Volga Boatmen’s Song or Song of the Volga Boatmen:

The "Song of the Volga Boatmen" is a well-known traditional Russian song collected by Mily Balakirev, and published in his book of folk songs in 1866.

It was sung by burlaks, or barge-haulers, on the Volga River. Balakirev published it with only one verse (the first). The other two verses were added at a later date.

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