Beriozka or The Birch Tree, is a classic traditional Russian Folksong, which is believed to have been written two centuries ago. Commonly known as “In The Field Stood A Birch Tree” in English, this song has many variations on its name, including “Berezka”, “Beroza” or “Beriozka.” It is quite popular among composers and personalities, who have incorporated it in their works. Tchaikovsky included Beriozka in the last movement of his Fourth Symphony, while Dario Mariannelli used the song in his musical score for the film, “Anna Karenina.”
Lyrics for ‘Beriozka’
See the lovely birch in the meadow,
Curly leaves all dancing when the wind blows.
Loo-lee-loo, when the wind blows,
Loo-lee-loo, when the wind blows.
Oh, my little tree, I need branches,
For the silver flutes I need branches.
Loo-lee-loo, three branches,
Loo-lee-loo, three branches.
From another birch I will make now,
I will make a tingling balalaika.
When I play my new balalaika,
I will think of you, my lovely birch tree.
Loo-lee-loo, lovely birch tree,
Loo-lee-loo, lovely birch tree.
Print Easy Piano Sheet Music
Here’s an awesome arrangement of ‘Beriozka (The Birch Tree)’ for easy piano solo. There’s an mp3 on the site that piano students can listen to as they practice this piece. The arrangement is available to print in PDF format.
Sing-a-long Video for ‘Beriozka’
Check out this awesome video for ‘Beriozka’ from The Singing Bell on YouTube. Watch it or sing with your kids!
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