"You don't often find the words 'sombre' and 'Christmas' in the same sentence and that is what makes the song so unusual." -Blackbread, Exploring Latvia Folk Songs

Notes

Written by the poet Aspazija (nee Elza Rozenberga, married name - Elza Pliekŋāne) she lived from 1865 to 1943.

Music: Raimonds Pauls (born in 1936), written in 1980.

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Translation by Lisa.

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