The "Song of the Volga Boatmen" (known in Russian as Эй, ухнем! [Ey, ukhnem!, "yo, heave-ho!"], after the refrain) is a well-known traditional Russian song collected by Mily Balakirev, and published in his book of folk songs in 1866. It was sung by burlaks, or barge-haulers, on the Volga River. Balakirev published it with only one verse (the first). The other two verses were added at a later date. Ilya Repin's famous painting, Barge Haulers on the Volga, depicts such burlaks in Tsarist Russia toiling along the Volga.
|Score Key:||D minor (Sounding Pitch) (View more D minor Music for Flute )|
|Tempo Marking:||Andante = 72|
|Time Signature:||4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Difficulty:||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|