Re: [Slovak-World] Slovak Bridal Dance
- There are lots of versions of the song. Here's one version from
Zamutov, each line repeats. The svatka (female) and druzba
(male) are members of the wedding party.
Redovi s~e zac~ina,
svatka kolac~ nac~ina.
The Redovi dance is beginning,
the svatka is cutting the wedding cake.
Stars~i druz~ba tancuje,
svatka naj s~e richtuje.
The senior druzba dances,
the svatka just prepares herself.
(I think this means she's preening herself?)
Nas~a mlada jak babka,
zac~epila ju svatka.
Our bride is like an older woman,
the svatka has put the married woman's cap on her.
Andel'i s~e raduju,
Angels are rejoicing,
girlfriends are dancing.
> Slovak Worlders,were many verses sung as the bride's veil was taken off, as she sat on
> I would like to get the words to the Slovak Bridal Dance. There
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
> Joe Krall
> Concord, NC
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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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