Christmas Joy in Latvia

Latvian Solstice in the New World
Track 4 — In Church With My Godchild

ZIEMSVĒTKI JAUNAJĀ PASAULĒ
Latviešu tautasdziesmu vārdi
Uģis Prauliņš
LATVIAN SOLSTICE IN THE NEW WORLD
Latvian folksong text
3 | Es ar pādi baznīcā3 | In Church With My Godchild
Lai snieg sniegus, lai līst lietus,
Es ar pādi baznīcā.
Let it snow, let it rain,
I'll be in church with my godchild.
Ziemassvētki liela diena, kaladū*Christmas is a great event, kaladū*
Snieg sniedziņis, putināja,
Man jāiet baznīcā.
Citiem savu drānu žēli,
Man žēl mazas dvēselītes.
It's snowing and windy
Yet I must go to church.
Others fear spoiling their clothes,
I feel sorry for the tiny soul in my arms.
Lai snieg sniegus, lai līst lietus...
Svētdien biju...
Let it snow, let it rain...
On Sunday I was...
 

* untranslatable refrain used in Latvian winter solstice folk songs

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