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lyrics

Green leaf of 'siminoc',
Keep the circle in place,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

Keep it like that, lads,
Until my darling catches up to me,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

Strengthen it (fasten it) just a little,
She ('puica') is close to catch up with me,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

Fasten it one more step,
she caught me up, but didn't stay,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

Two straws, two grains,
Let's stomp* the Ciuleandra,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

Keep it like that, don't let it down,
'Cause I'm on same step with my darling,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

Two straws, two grains,
Stomp the Ciuleandra now,
One more time,boys,
Hop-and-so-and so.

* Notes:

siminoc = everlasting flower, xeranthemum. The name of the flower is not essential; 'foaie verde de..' is the usual starting verse of Romanian folk songs, the flower or tree varying from song to song for rhyming purposes.
puica, puico = my darling (fem.) -- means, in the initial sense, pullet, female chicken; it does not, however, have the negative connotations that its American exact translation has; it is also used in its masculine form 'puiule' = my darling.
a more exact translation than stomp would be beat up , in Romanian the same verbal form is used to describe the action against a person

credits

from World, Sister World, track released June 20, 2012
Nate Mathews - vocals & percussion
Antonia Vassar - accordion
Clifton McDaniel - guitar
Graham Dezarn - fiddle
Jessika Blanks- fiddle
Jason Scott - clarinet
Lauren Massey - percussion

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Richmanian Ramblers Richmond, Virginia

After years of opression by the Romanese 95%, the Ramblers bought their way onto a cargo ship with homemade incenses and cured meats. After commandeering the ship and steering it toward Richmond, they played a benefit show so legendary, fans demanded they remain stateside.

The Ramblers are:
-Lauren Mathews
-Nate Mathews
-Clifton McDaniel
-Jacob Moore
-Jason Scott
-Antonia Vassar
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