ElaineDE 3 | 5 10 Jun 2010 #1A year ago I posted a request for an old song to play at my dying mother's bedside. I thought it was Polish, but got a response that it was probably Hutsul. I'd like to ask again, because it might be a clue as to whether my grandfather was Polish or Ukrainian or Hutzul.My elderly aunt remembers the song as being about a woman who went for a ride on an animal (she thought it would be a horse, but it might be a ram), and the animal threw her and she lost her teeth. Trying to write down the words as she sang them was quite a challenge for someone who doesn't know Polish:She-la baba na baranaJe who ran na hu-behBaran pedna, peznu zu-beh(Please forgive the mangling of the language!)Someone replied:"Most probably:Sidari daǐdana, sila baba na barana,Baran beĥnu, babu zvernu.Hardly Polish.Looks like some short song in Hutsul language.But they were Polish citizen before ww2. "I am hoping that someone might know if this song is part of the Hutsul language, or, if not, what it might be!