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    Default Dodji u Vinkovce -shorty

    Please help me with this one, thanks!

    Tu sam sretan
    di cujem djevojacke pjesme
    lezim u sjeni hrasca
    pijem hladnu vodu s cesme
    pod pendzerom di snase
    sviraju tamburasi
    di se uprezu cilasi
    i znaju me svi salasi

    Di gori ona lampa
    di onaj djeram skripi
    tu ce mi dusa skoncat
    tu su mi dani lipi
    di drag mi je kirvaj
    sijelo, prelo i rakije vrelo
    di zivim ko becar pa
    me znade svako selo

    Tu sunce polje kupa
    tu mi je jedini dom
    tu kosti mojih predaka
    sanjaju slatkim snom
    ne mogu to opisat'
    ne bih drugdje znao disat'
    od tuge bi umro
    da ne mogu zito mirisat'

    Da ne vidim svog sora
    ili svog sokaka
    prije nego sklopim oci
    jos jednom prije mraka
    tu me napravio caca
    tu me mater slova ucila
    ako budem moro otic'
    tu cu se vratit' ja

    Di je moja njiva
    moja sljiva
    moga konja griva
    moja krv ziva
    di rijeka Bosut pliva
    i pale svijece za heroje
    sto su ginuli za boje
    na ponos i cast imena Slavonije moje

    Ref.
    I kad pozelis se ravnice
    dodji u Vinkovce
    sve moje ceste su davno zarasle
    stojim na pragu vrata Hrvatske
    zovu te, zovu, ravni slavonske
    dodji u Vinkovce

    Velicam slike svete
    sto sam slavonsko dijete
    od glave do pete
    pa mi iz grla pjesme lete
    rodnom kraju, mome milom zavicaju
    di me ljudi znaju
    a zvijezde di ljepse sjaju
    di se nebo ljepse plavi

    Di su osjecaji pravi i na
    najbolji moguci nacin di se slavi
    a rakija grebe k'o slama
    druga vec ide sama
    niz grlo u vene
    svaki put kad pisma krene
    to je moja Slavonija
    to ti je moja ravnica

    Razigrani vranci
    svud okolo ziva dica
    pa kad svirne tamburica
    ljepse od cvrkuta ptica
    lakse je prebolit'
    bol onda postane sitnica
    tu ti je moja dika
    svako drvo iz sljivika

    Ljudska masta ne bi mogla
    smisliti ljepsih vidika
    i kad ne bude me vise
    kad napustim tu idilu
    ljubit' cu u raju
    prelijepu slavonsku vilu
    Bogu smo dragi mi Hrvati
    pa cu molit' da me vrati

    Jos posljednji put
    da gledam dok
    se zito zlati
    a kad me opet gore vrati
    zahvalit' cu mu prvo
    sto nam je dao
    komad zemlje sto
    je za sebe sacuvo

    Ref.

    Postujem svakoga
    al' se nikoga ne bojim
    osim dragog Boga
    jer je razlog sto postojim
    sto me ima i zivim
    da dicim se imenom tvojim
    nepokoreni grad
    na vratima Hrvatske stoji

    Klize mi suze po licu
    dok slusam tamburicu
    kad prsti taknu zicu
    ne dirajte mi ravnicu
    al' sinovi tvoji
    Slavonijo sad te paze
    i nikad vise tudje noge
    nece da te gaze

    Ginulo se prelagano
    previse mama je plakalo
    predugo je raj na
    zemlji licio na pakao
    palili su nase sume
    mi smo ih opet zasadili
    rusili su nase kuce
    mi smo ih opet izgradili

    Ubijali su moj narod
    al' smo ostali na svom
    da branimo svoj dom
    jer volimo svoj dom
    i vjerni domu svom
    kad sokolove zove
    Slavonija majka
    pjevat ce se rijeci ove

    Ljubi svoje, boje
    srce slavonsko je
    rakija u krvi
    jer volim ljude svoje
    ta svecana oda svira
    svetoj zemlji roda
    jer placena je krvlju
    dok se sanjala sloboda

    Ref.

    Sve moje ceste su davno zarasle
    stojim na pragu vrata Hrvatske
    zovu te, zovu, ravni slavonske
    dodji u Vinkovce
    Last edited by Spring; 10-03-2010 at 06:41 AM. Reason: promenjeno vrapci u vranci

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    Default Shorty - Dodji u Vinkovce

    Come To Vinkovci

    That's where I'm happy
    where I hear young girls singing
    lie in the shadow of an oak tree
    drink cold tap water
    where there are brides just outside the window *
    tamburas playing
    where sorrels are harnessed
    where everybody knows me**

    Where the lamp is burning
    where the well sweep is creaking***
    here's where my soul will leave this world
    here's where I enjoy my days
    where I love village parties
    village, gatherings and rakija well
    where I live a boyish life so
    every village knows me

    The sun bathes the field here
    here is my only home
    here's where my ancestors' bones
    are dreaming their sweet dreams
    I can not describe it
    I wouldn't know how to breathe elsewhere
    I'd die of sorrow
    If I couldn't smell the wheat

    If I couldn't see my neighborhood
    or my street
    before I close my eyes
    once more before the dark
    Here's where my father made me
    where my mother taught me letters
    If I ever have to leave
    here is where I'll come back

    Where my land is
    my plum
    my horse's mane
    my blood is hot
    where Bosut river flows
    and where they light candles for heroes
    who lost their lives for colours
    for pride and honor of my Slavonia's name

    Chorus
    And when you start to miss the plane
    come to Vinkovci
    all my roads have long ago been covered by weed
    I'm standing at the doorstep of Croatia
    The planes of Slavonia are calling you, calling,
    come to Vinkovci

    I praise old sacred images
    for being Slavonic child
    from head to toe
    so the songs fly out of my throat
    to my homeland, to my dear native land
    where people know me
    and where the stars shine nicer
    where the sky has nicer blue colour

    Where feelings are real and
    where celebrations are done in best possible way
    and rakija scratches like straws
    second one already slides by itself
    down the throat and into the veins
    every time the singing starts
    that's my Slavonia
    that's my plane

    Playful horses
    everywhere around lively kids
    and when tamburica starts to play
    it's nicer than birds singing
    It's easier to overcome
    pain then becomes trifle
    Here's where my pride is
    every tree from the plum tree field

    Human imagination could never
    invent more beautiful sights
    and when I'm no longer around
    when I leave this idyl
    I will kiss, in heaven,
    a beautiful Slavonic fairy
    God loves us Croatians
    so I'll pray to be sent back

    For one last time
    to watch the wheat
    turn gold
    and when he sends me up again
    I'll first thank Him
    for giving us
    the piece of land that
    He saved for himself

    Chorus

    I respect everybody
    but I'm not scared of anybody
    except dear God
    Because he's the reason I exist
    that I'm here and I live
    I take pride in your name
    unconquered town
    standing at the door to Croatia

    Tears are sliding down my face
    while I listen to tamburica
    when my fingers touch the string
    do not touch my plane
    but your sons are now
    guarding you Slavonia
    and never will foreign feet
    step on you again

    Lives were being lost too slowly
    too many mums were crying
    for too long has heaven on earth
    seemed like hell
    they were burning our forests
    we replanted them
    they were demolishing our houses
    we built them up again

    They were killing my people
    but we stayed on our ground
    to defend our home
    because we love our home
    and we are faithful to our home
    when Slavonia mother
    calls for her hawks

    Slavonia mother
    these words will be sang

    Love your colours
    Slavonic heart is
    rakija in blood
    because I love my people
    the festive ode is playing
    to the sacred land
    because it was paid for with blood
    while freedom was being dreamt

    Chorus

    all my roads have long ago been blocked
    I'm standing at the doorstep of Croatia
    The planes of Slavonia are calling you, calling,
    come to Vinkovci


    **i znaju me svi salasi = and where they know me on all farms (though I wouldn't say Farm is the right word for salas... maybe someone can help me with that.. Grange also doesn't seem suitable.. Perhaps there's a better word in Benson but I can't check now.. :S)
    ***well sweep - djeram (A lever-like device used to lift buckets of water out of a well)
    Last edited by Spring; 10-03-2010 at 06:39 AM. Reason: changed sparrows to horses

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    You did great job, Spring! Awesome translation!
    ''Glupost je sama u sebe zaljubljena i njeno je samoljublje bezgranično.''

    ''Siamo niente senza fantasie''

    ''Наверное мне место на луне, но страшно оставаться в темноте''

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    Thanks D& M!

    The song totally gives me the chills although I "see" it from the other side of the border

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    This song is so powerful... thank you for the translation!

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    well this is very good translation
    i know im from croatia
    oh yes

    "Razigrani vrapci
    svud okolo ziva dica
    pa kad svirne tamburica"

    is not "vrapci"(sparrows),its "vranci"(like horses)
    all though its a good translation

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    Hvala Mihael!

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