Polyushko Polye

Songfacts®:

  • Polyushko can also be spelt Polyushka, and the title may be hyphenated. In Cyrillic it looks like this: "По́люшко-по́ле," and is rendered in English as "Polyushko Field."

    This well-known Russian march was composed by Lev Knipper and written by Victor Gusev. The original lyrics date from 1933.
  • Although it hails from the Stalinist era, this is not actually a war or military song, but is about women back home supporting the war effort while waiting for their men to return home.
  • This song has been widely recorded, and several new songs have been based on it, including the Blackmore's Night track "Gone With The Wind." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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