RE: [Slovak-World] Slovak Bridal Dance
- Joe, I see a slight discrepancy in your description of the bridal dance. I
don't believe that the "who wanted" applies. At least at the weddings I
have attended. Including my daughter's wedding here in the Southern Baptist
belt of Southern Virginia. Several of Chris' Suothern Baptist nieces tasted
their first whiskey in the bridal line. At least, those were the rules as
I told them.
[mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Joe Krall
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:17 PM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Slovak Bridal Dance
I would like to get the words to the Slovak Bridal Dance. There were many
verses sung as the bride's veil was taken off, as she sat on a chair, and a
babuska was tied on her head. A ring of people was formed around her and
she danced with anyone who put some money into an apron that her
maid-of-honor was wearing and was let inside the ring. The men, and any
women who wanted, got a shot of whiskey. This went on until her husband
came and would try to break through the ring to get her. After a suitable
time he was let through and whisked her away.
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- Yes, here it's definitely a "minted/struck thaler" given by the senior druz~ba.
I thought of obity as referring to how the coin was made - to
strike it, mint it, beat it. Another version of the song to a
different tune in the book has "bity" with the o- prefix, if that
Nas~a bralta nas~a, vera n~e je nas~a,
Eh, chto chce braltu maci, musi tal'ar daci.
Tal'ara biteho, druz~bi najstars~eho,
Ej, nas~a bralta nas~a, vera n~e je nas~a.
Our bride, our (bride), she's really not ours,
Hey, whoever wants the bride, has to give a thaler.
A minted/struck thaler, of the senior druz~ba (?),
Hey, our bride, she's really not ours.
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