I was watching korean folk singers and then I suddenly went to this video. - YouTube I was wondering what it’s about. Could anyone suggest some korean folk singers. I’m in love with korean folk songs. Thank you
It is a sad song called 칠갑산 (Mount Chilgap) from 1989.
It has the traditional style melody and arrangement but not really that deeply traditional.
Here’s its lyrics.
콩밭 매는 아낙네야…A woman working the bean field
베적삼이 흠뻑 젖는다…Her hemp clothes all soaked up
무슨 설움 그리 많아…The untold sorrows she has seen
포기마다 눈물 심누나…Falling as tears on every stalk
홀어머니 두고 시집 가던 날…She left her widowed mother behind
칠갑산 산마루엔… For a wedded life with the groom
울어주던 산새 소리만…As birds chirped from the Chilgap
어린 가슴 속을 태웠소…Burning her young innocent heart
Here’s a sampling of traditional and modern Korean folk music, from very sad to earthy to exhilarating fun.
한 오백년 (Five Hundred Tearful Years) - 조용필 한오백년 - YouTube (a traditional folk song about the life’s sadness)
청춘가 (Song of Youth) - - YouTube (a traditional folk tune turned into a fun popular song)
서울로 가는 길 (Road to Seoul) - 양희은 - 서울로 가는 길 - YouTube (an earthy modern folk song from the 70s)
그리고 그가슴 텅 비울수 있기를 (And That You Would Empty That Heart Out, by 장필순) - 장필순 - 그리고 그가슴 텅 비울수 있기를 - YouTube (a quiet folkish pop number released in 2013)
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I saw many Korea’s drama, gameshow.: for example: running man, X-man and many many other programs. Why do you try to see?