Posted by Papa's Haven on April 16, 2000 at 16:16:59:
In Reply to: Babba Yiannis ; History & Song posted by Ian on April 14, 2000 at 06:34:42:
"Barba Yannis" was a Greek revolutionary hero who participated in the War for Independence of 1821 and his real name was Ioannis (Yannis) Makriyannis. He was a member of the well known family of Makriyannises who were revolutionary leaders in Mani, Peloponese. He wrote his "Memoirs" which is one of the few written documents attempting a historical-although very personal-analysis of the revolution and its politics.
The song that you mention in your listing was probably:
"Barba Yanni Makriyanni den mas tagrapse kala,
o Romios ke ti den kani gia na anevi pio psila."
I hope that this is helpful.
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