I Love My Cow

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COUNTRY: Iran
LANGUAGE: Kurdish

GENRE Gawas

This original version of this song, found on a Smithsonian Folkways album called “Kurdish Folk Music from Western Iran,” is known on the album as “Gawas: Magna Lawaneh.” The liner notes say, “Gawas are sung while cows are being milked….The call ‘pi pi pi’ is utilized both in the song and separately to cause the cow to remain in place and to stand still during the milking process. The song functions to soothe the cow during milking and the cow is addressed with many affectionate terms, ‘You are dear, you are my life, you are my eyes, etc….'”]

[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of All Around This World version–a very loose interpretation” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]Pi pi pi my cow loves me,
Wow wow wow, I love my cow
Pi pi pi my cow loves me,
Wow wow wow, I love my cow
I love my cow I love my cow I love my cow I love my cow
I love my cow, I really love my cow[/wpspoiler]

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