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Key of Dm
Guitar Capo Position: 5th fret

Am                                    E
Czerwony pas, za pasem broń 
                              Am  
I topór co błyszczy z dala. 
                E
Wesoła myśl, swobodna dłoń, 
                               Am
To strój to życie górala. 

Am  
Tam szum Prutu, Czeremuszu 

Hucułom przygrywa 
​                                  E            Am
A ochocza kołomyja, do tańca porywa. 
Dm                                                   E7
Dla hucuła nie ma życia jak na połoninie 
Am
Gdy go losy w doły rzucą 
                   E     Am
Wnet z tęsknoty ginie. 


Gdy świeży liść okryje buk 
I Czarnohora sczernieje 
Niech dzwoni flet, niech ryczy róg 
Odżyją nasze nadzieje.


Czerwony Pas
Performed by Bayer Full
Bayer Full is one of the most popular disco polo bands from Poland. It was founded in 1984 by Sławomir Świerzyński. During their 24-year career they have sold roughly 16 million records.

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This song is originally from a play about the Huculs entitled "The Carpatian Highlanders" by Józef Korzeniowski (1797-1863). 
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Traditional Polish Music
Polish folk music was collected in the 19th century by Oskar Kolberg, as part of a wave of Polish national revival. With the coming of the world wars and then the Communist state, folk traditions were oppressed or subsumed into state-approved folk ensembles. The most famous of the state ensembles are Mazowsze and Śląsk, both of which still perform. Though these bands had a regional touch to their output, the overall sound was a homogenized mixture of Polish styles. There were more authentic state-supported groups, such as Słowianki, but the Communist sanitized image of folk music made the whole field seem unhip to young audiences, and many traditions dwindled rapidly.

Polish dance music, especially the mazurka and polonaise, were popularized by Frederick Chopin, and they soon spread across Europe and elsewhere. These are triple time dances, while five-beat forms are more common in the northeast and duple-time dances like the krakowiak come from the south. The polonaise comes from the French word for Polish to identify its origin among the Polish aristocracy, who had adapted the dance from a slower walking dance called chodzony. The polonaise then re-entered the scene and became an integral part of Polish music.

Poland's five national dances
 (Mazur, Polonez, Kujawiak, Krakowiak, Oberek), as well as modern dance, contemporary dance and ballet are all widely performed today throughout the Polonia community.

E7
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