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Hi Kantari: NABO Songbook

Hi KantariWe 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.


1

Adios izar ederra

Audio

Lyrics

2

Adiskide bat ba zen (Xalbadoren heriotzean)

Audio

Lyrics

3

Agur, agur jende guzik

Audio

Lyrics

 

Agur Jaunak

Audio

Lyrics

4

Agur Xiberua

Audio

Lyrics

 

Ai Isabel (Iturengo Zortzikoa)

 

Lyrics

5

Aita San Migel Iurretako

Audio

Lyrics

6

Aitor'en hizkuntz zaharra

Audio

Lyrics

7

Amak ezkondu ninduen

Audio

Lyrics

8

Amodioa gauza tristea

Audio

Lyrics

9

Anai etxen da ezküntü (Oi Ama Euskal Herri)

Audio

Lyrics

10

Andre Madalen

Audio

Lyrics

11

Antoni, Antoni!

Audio

Lyrics

12

Araban bagare

Audio

Lyrics

13

Arrainak eijer begia

Audio

Lyrics

14

Artillero, dale fuego

Audio

Lyrics

 

Astelehena (Alfarraren kantua)

Audio

Lyrics

15

Axuri beltza

Audio

Lyrics

16

Azken dantza hau

Audio

Lyrics

17

Begiak parrez parrez

Audio

Lyrics

18

Berriro itzuliko balitz (Habanera)

Audio

Lyrics

19

Bizkaia maite

Audio

Lyrics

20

Boga boga

Audio

Lyrics

21

Dama gazte xarmant bat

Audio

Lyrics

22

Dira, dira, zezenak dira

 

Lyrics

23

Dolü gabe (Matalas)

Audio

Lyrics

24

Donostiako hiru damatxo

Audio

Lyrics

25

Egixe da

Audio

Lyrics

26

Egun da Santimamina

Audio

Lyrics

27

Eperrak badititzü

Audio Lyrics

28

Erran dut (Ala kinkiri)

Audio

Lyrics

29

Eusko, euskotarrak gara

 

Lyrics

30

Ezkil gabeko elizan (Baldorba)

Audio

Lyrics

31

Garaziko herria (Kontrapas)

Audio

Lyrics

32

Gazte-gaztetatikan (Agur Euskal Herria)

Audio

Lyrics

33

Gernikako arbola

 

Lyrics

34

Goizean goiz jeikirik

Audio

Lyrics

35

Gora 'ta gora beti

Audio

Lyrics

36

Guk Euskaraz

Audio

Lyrics

37

Hau da egün eijerra (Baratze bat)

Audio

Lyrics

38

Haurrak ikasazue

Audio

Lyrics

39

Hegoak (Txoria txori)

Audio

Lyrics

40

Hemen gaude (Lau teilatu)

Audio

Lyrics

41

Herribehera

Audio

Lyrics

42

Herriko (iragan) bestan

Audio

Lyrics

43

Ikusten duzu goizean

Audio

Lyrics

44

Isil isilik dago

Audio

Lyrics

45

Itsasontzi baten

Audio

Lyrics

46

Iturengo arotza

Audio

Lyrics

47

Jaun Baruak

Audio

Lyrics

48

Lili bat ikusi dut

Audio

Lyrics

 

Lili eder bat

Audio

Lyrics

49.

Mateak Galdeegin zautan

Audio

Lyrics

50.

Maritxu nora zoaz

Audio

Lyrics

51

Markoxek egin eban lastazko zubixe

Audio

Lyrics

52.

Nere herriko neskatxa maite

Audio

Lyrics

53.

Neska zaharrak

Audio

Lyrics

54.

Nevadarat joan nintzen

Audio

Lyrics

55.

Nire aberria lurra

Audio

Lyrics

56.

Ozaze Jaurgainian

Audio

Lyrics

57.

Prima eijerra

Audio

Lyrics

58

Primaderako liliak

Audio

Lyrics

59.

Triste bizi naiz eta

Audio

Lyrics

60.

Txiki txikitik

Audio

Lyrics

61.

Txantzikirin

 

Lyrics

 

Urrundik ikusten dut (Agur Herriari)

Audio

Lyrics

62.

 Xarmangarria zira

Audio

Lyrics

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, Begoña 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!

 

 

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