Banjo Romantika Band
Recorded by Ben Bateson at the Down Home, Johnson City, TN, 2016.
Lee Bidgood - lead vocals and harmony fiddle
Colleen Trenwith - lead fiddle
Brandon Green- banjo
Dan Boner - guitar
Adam Steffey - mandolin
Ed Snodderly - dobro
Jeff Elkins - bass
While Lubor Hejda claims to have written this Czech-texted song, others have taken and adapted it. Lee found several differing Czech versions that he used as the basis for his translation of the text into English. While the texts vary (some including a love story, etc.) they all contain a romanticized portrait in which bluegrass music emerges from and shapes the landscape and people of an imagined Tennessee. Listen to the English version for a fairly literal translation of this Czech text.