"This is a very well-known folk song that exists in many versions. The one I translated is my recorded version. The song was collected Bartók Béla at Vésztő, in the county of Békés." –Tinker Jack

Notes

*"This is the everyday name for the planet Venus. In Hungarian, it's called 'Esthajnalcsillag', literally: 'evening and dawn star'. A long time ago it was a guiding star for shepherds living under the sky. It helped travellers navigate."- Tinker Jack
** There is no grammatical gender in Hungarian, so the song can be addressed to a man or a woman.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Megyen már a hajnalcsillag lefelé

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Tinker Jack for contributing and translating this song and for providing the notes.

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