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HI KANTARI:  NABO songbook

 
Follow the links below for lyrics & tune samples:
>Songs listed by first few words & also formal title
>Numbers correspond to paper version mini-songbook
 
1 Adios izar ederra
2 Adiskide bat ba zen (Xalbadoren heriotzean)
3 Agur, agur jende guzik
    Agur Jaunak
4 Agur Xiberua
  Ai Isabel (Iturengo soka dantza)
5 Aita San Migel Iurretako
6 Aitor'en hizkuntz zaharra
7 Amak ezkondu ninduen
8 Amodioa gauza tristea
9 Anai etxen da ezküntü (Oi Ama Euskal Herri)
10 Andre Madalen
11 Antoni, Antoni!
12 Araban bagare
13 Arrainak eijer begia
14 Artillero, dale fuego
  Astelehena (Alfarraren kantua)
15 Axuri beltza
16 Azken dantza hau
17 Begiak parrez parrez
18 Berriro itzuliko balitz (Habanera)
19 Bizkaia maite
20 Boga boga
21 Dama gazte xarmant bat
22 Dira, dira, zezenak dira
23 Dolü gabe (Matalas)
24 Donostiako hiru damatxo
25 Egixe da
26 Egun da Santimamina
27 Eperrak badititzü
  Erino batez (San Petrike dantza)
28 Erran dut (Ala kinkiri)
29 Eusko, euskotarrak gara
30 Ezkil gabeko elizan (Baldorba)
31 Garaziko herria (Kontrapas)
32 Gazte-gaztetatikan (Agur Euskal Herria)
33 Gernikako arbola
34 Goizean goiz jeikirik
35 Gora 'ta gora beti
36 Guk Euskaraz
37 Hau da egün eijerra (Baratze bat)
38 Haurrak ikasazue
39 Hegoak (Txoria txori)
40 Hemen gaude (Lau teilatu)
41 Herribehera
42 Herriko (iragan) bestan
43 Ikusten duzu goizean
44 Isil isilik dago
45 Itsasontzi baten
46 Iturengo arotza
47 Jaun Baruak
48 Lili bat ikusi dut
  Lili eder bat
49 Maiteak galdegin zautan
50 Maritxu nora zoaz
51 Markoxek egin eban
52 Nere herriko neskatxa maite
53 Neska zaharrak
54 Nevadarat joan nintzan
55 Nire aberria lurra (Aberriaren mugak)
56 Ozaze Jaurgainian (Atarratzeko gaztelua)
57 Prima eijerra
58 Primaderako liliak
59 Triste bizi naiz eta
60 Ttiki-ttikitk (Salamankarat)
61 Txantzikirin
  Urrundik ikusten dut (Agur Herriari)
62 Xarmangarria zira


HI KANTARI—You’re a Basque Singer!

We don’t sing as much as we used to. That’s our reality. So we could call it quits but that’s really not an option for Basques who somehow against the odds have found ways to keep their traditions alive. So above are links to the lyrics (& audio clips) to some popular songs.

The use of Hi (instead of Zu) in the title for “you” is intentional, based on the informal, more intimate form of address  among good friends known as hika. Start singing together and you’ll see what that means.  You will soon begin to feel a  connection with these people: that’s what singing does for us humans—it bonds us at an intuitive, visceral level.

Thanks to Joseba Etxarri, Darrin Schuck, Begońa Echeverria, Andrea Bidart Oteiza, Genevieve Ysursa and especially Jean Flesher, none of whom however are responsible for the errors herein or for leaving out your favorite song this time around.  This modest booklet is just one way that NABO aims to continue promoting Basque song, as our hope is to hear you singing more! Then you will receive our biggest thanks for keeping our songs and language alive! We have come too far together to quit now. Hi Kantari—you are now the Basque singer!   

 



More songs will be added soon!