6 months, 2 weeks ago
I was inspired by a song about a folklore legend. Debreli Hassan – Turkish Robin Hood
“Drama Köprüsü” (English “The Bridge of Drama”) is a popular Turkish türkü (folk song) and a legend on which the song is based.
Debreli Hasan (Hasan from Debre), who lived at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. He was a soldier who killed his superior after a quarrel and was jailed in Drama. He escaped from the prison to hide in the mountains where he lived as a bandit. He was more or less like Robin Hood of English folklore. He robbed the rich and supported the poor. Before becoming a bandit he had been engaged to be married. Judging that life in the mountains would be too difficult for his fiancé, he broke his engagement, but continued to send her presents even when she married another man. According to the legend, he was later pardoned by the sultan.
the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmufPQAVBlo