Our folk song, related to the Revolution of 1821, begins and takes shape in the fiery furnace of the National Uprising. Shocking events and marginal forms of the nationwide uprising give rise to popular people with a strong poetic feeling within them to form this unique poetic treasure of popular poetic discourse. Famous and mainly anonymous singers create the verse, in their burning heart and soul, to give the key word and rhythm. And so a collection of folk songs was published abroad, during the Revolution, which also included songs of the Revolution of 1821. The song erupts with the first Kariophile (gun) of the uprising, travels with it throughout the Struggle and the first subsequent years.
The book gives us a rough picture of how the anonymous singer saw and sang events and figures of 1821. The author’s sources are the older collections of folk songs mainly, but without ignoring the newer ones.