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This song was recorded by Alan Lomax in Moscow in collaboration with a musicologist Emina Eldarova (Aazerbaijan). It was performed by , Akbar Jaffarov and Huseiin Abbasov.  Akbar Jaffarov, born in 1932, was a well-known ashug (epic singer) from Tovuz Region, Western Azerbaijan. He used a fallsetto vocal style called 'zilsesi.' Huseiin Abbasov is well-known balamanchi (performer on balaman) from Tovuz Region, Western Aberbaijan. Koroglu is the name of the hava and the name of the hero of the cognominal dastan.

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