Florida Folksong - A Spiritual Brother Song

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Florida Folksong - A Spiritual Brother Song

Greek Americans vocals Ethnography Music Greek songs Tarpon Springs, Florida Pinellas County

A "spiritual brother" occurs when the father of one child baptizes the child of a different family; those two children become spiritual brothers. This custom is common among all the Greek people. The lines of this song include: "That place that is proud . . . It's like a column . . ./Your soil is silver, . . . And your stones are diamonds./The girls from are beautiful./Your body is inspiring, it makes every young man's heart break./Every young man's heart is injured./The tradition says that water has . . ./It is the water that makes the girls beautiful." Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905.

Language: Greek
Duration: 4 Minutes, 20 Seconds
Performer: : Alvanos, Mrs. Nick Performer: Alvanon, Mrs. Nick

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