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Estonian folk game "We are going to harvest rye"

History

 

Estonians have  been  engaged in farming and  cultivation of cereals since ancient times. The first and most essential rye grains  have been growing  in Estonia since  11th century. The rye  home - and handmade bread has been baked by the housewives  for centuries. This bread doubtlessly became the leading Estonian food. It has never been left out from Estonians daily meals and is still named as „ sacred“ one.

Folk „rye“games are popular among grown ups and children. These games are played at weddings,by the fires on Midsummer Night etc. The game  „Me lähme rukist lõikama“ ( since 1921) is a traditional folk  ring game. Singing folk song lyrics and movements are inseparable in this game. The young and old enjoy playing it everywhere in Estonia.

 

 

How to play?

 

The very first thing is to find people in a good mood.

We need uneven number of players. They have to pair up and  make up a circle holding each other under partner`s elbow. One player  remains alone.

The pairs start singing and going round and round clockwise until the end of the first verse.

Then the partners release themselves, start singing the chorus and seeking for a new partner.

Hopefully there will be a new player that remains without a partner.The idea is to choose a new partner in each round.

The main goal of the play is not to be alone.

 

The lyrics

 

Me lähme rukist lõikama,

kes tuleb vihku köitma?

Kas, armas sõber, tahad sa

ka meie seltsi heita?

We are going - harvest rye,

Who wants? Who wants  to join us?

Oh, my friend, why don’t you want

To join us with the sheafing?

 

    We are going to harvest rye, who wants to join us sheafing. Hey, dear fellow, would you like to keep up company?

 

Mina otsin ja sina otsid

ja igaüks otsib oma.

Ja mina leidsin ja sina leidsid,

kes hooletu, jääb ilma.

I’m seeking, you ’re seeking

Everybody’s seeking

I have found and you have found

The lazy one stays lonely

 

Everybody´s seeking for a new partner, the careless one should remain alone.

 

Have fun! Enjoy the game!

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