This old lady on the pavement is begging for money. If you listen closely you may hear her singing, and this is a song many of those passing by have never heard before. She begs at one of the busiest tourist spots in Sergiyev Posad known as Blinnaya Gora which could be roughly translated as Pancake Mount.

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Recorded February 6th, 2011 (Edirol R-09HR, built-in mics)
Published December 20th, 2011.

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  1. I’ve got not idea what she’s singing about but the melody sounds so sad. Beautiful recording, if not the saddest I’ve heard in a while.

  2. This is about the Judgement day, I should have make a note on that. Feel so sad really, furthermore, she spoke a bit strange before and after the song. I thought whether I should post this but then – it’s a part of the local somic history so why shouldn’t I?

  3. Вот это песня…

  4. Да уж. Долго думал, надо ли выкладывать это сюда, но потом решил, что это тоже часть звуковой среды Посада, так что пусть будет.

  5. спасибо за запись. очень много эмоций вызывает и даже напоминает исторический аудио-сборник “Сказители Рябинины. Былины Русского севера”

  6. Спасибо, Влад! Не слышал про этот сборник, но все равно приятно узнать.

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