Folk songs are suffused with symbolic, in the past universally understood and today largely forgotten. Almost every song had not a single meaning but at least two or even more. At present it has become impossible to discover all of them although in certain cases such an objective may be attained. The presented song 'Miala Kasia Jasia' (Kate and her Johnny) describes the tragic death of a young man on the battlefield and the complicated love for a poor boy, disclosed by a sequence of legible symbols which create a logical whole.
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