Āvāz-e shīr dooshidan
Materials collected during field research for a D.Phil (Oxford University) in Iran in 1974 and 1975/6, and during short return visits in 1992, 1995, 1996. Audio recordings include: folk stories, music and songs, rituals, people’s own historical recollections.
The woman is singing in appreciation of her wonderful cow’s milk, teats, eyes, teeth etc. She sings do’aā (prayers) to Ali, asking him to look after the cow. (There is a special song for nearly all tasks)