Tripatos

Song by Ravel (written around the beginning of 1909), to an anonymous Greek text, and dedicated to the singer Marguerite Babaïan.

It was first published as a supplement to La revue musicale, numéro spéciale, déc.1938, where it is described as a "danse chantée", and "6me Chanson grecque de l'Ile de Chio. (Tirée du recueil de H. Pernot). Harmonisée par Maurice Ravel 1909". It forms a natural pendant to the Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, but was never gathered into that group nor into the later Chants populaires.

The text of the song can be found on the Lied and Song Texts Page.

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