Marijo, deli bela kumrijo

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A sad song from Kosovo, in an old Serbian dialect. Sung by Mythical Man.


Marijo, deli bela kumrijo, mori, Što ti je,
Maro, krotko, mori odenje, Što ti je,
Maro, tio, mori, zborenje?

Da li ti, Maro, težit, stomnite, mori,
Ili ti, Maro, težit, mori, đerdani?

Nito mi, Ago, težit stomnite, more,
Nito mi, Ago, težit more đerdani.

Toko mi, Ago, teži merakot, more,
Moj merak, Ago mi je, more, daleko

Maria, my white dove,
Maria, why do you walk slowly,
Maria, why do you talk quietly?

Is it, Maria, the heavy water jugs (you carry),
Or is it, Maria, the heavy necklace (you wear)?

Aga, it is not the water jugs,
Aga, it is not the necklace.

Aga, all I want is my heart's desire,
My heart's desire, my Aga, is far away.


from Živeli!, released April 6, 2012



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