Can Anyone Help with a Polish Song?

Rebecca wrote asking for help with¬†two different Polish songs from her childhood…

Hi Lisa

My mother was from Krakow and during the war she lost all her family. She didn’t speak Polish to us at home because of the trauma, but she sang us some beautiful songs, and I would love to know if anyone has heard of them. One of them was about a songbird (nightingale?) that the King or Prince enticed into a golden cage to sing for him, and the bird only realizes he is trapped once the door is shut… it could actually be that the song was in German as she was bilingual.

The other one is one she sang for us as children, I believe it is about gathering chestnuts, it sounds something like this (forgive my really bad Polish! I literally don’t know what I’m writing, just the sounds!)

Wieciku milutky kohany, postronsai kastany
…. something something malovany….????

There is a lot more verses but I only know the tune and not the words. It would be awesome if someone can find out what it was!

Best wishes,


If anyone can help Rebecca with either song, please comment below.

Thanks in advance!

Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Polish Song?”

  1. Gosia Says:

    I can send you photos of music and lyrics for this song, just tell me how to attach them

  2. Lisa Says:

    Usually you attach photos to emails by clicking on the paperclip icon.

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