Song Lyrics and Excerpts   

A ŠTO TI JE MILA KĆERI

NAVALI SE ŠAR PLANINA

ZASPALO JE SIROČE

SNOŠTI GO VIDOV

ROSNA LIVADA

GUSTA MI MAGLA PADNALA

OJ, OVČARČE

GUGUTKA

KRAJ POTOKA BISTRE VODE

MAJKO IGLA I BIĆVICA

SAGRADIĆU ŠAJKU

MOME STOE

SEDNA BABA DA VEČERA

STOJANE SINE

NAVALI SE ŠAR PLANINA

Navali se Šar planina,
i obori tri ovčara, tri čobana.

Propade mi Šar planina,
pritisla mi, pritisla mi tri ovčara, tri čobana.

Prvi ovčar gu se moli:
Pušti mene Šar planino,
imam ženu što me žali.

Drugi ovčar gu se moli:
Pušti mene Šar planino,
imam sestru što me žali.

Treći ovčar gu se moli:
Pušti mene Šar planino,
imam majku što me žali.

Progovara Šar planina:
Žena žali za godinu,
sestra žali tri godine,
majka žali dur do veka.



Description

"The Avalanche on Sharr Mountain" is a well known song with many versions and variants
present throughout the Balkan region. Its story takes place on the rugged Sharr mountain which lies along the border of Kosovo and Macedonia. Three shepherds are buried in an avalanche and each of them is pleading with the mountain to let him go. The first one says that his wife is waiting for him, the second one says the same about his sister and the third one about his mother. Then the mountain speaks: the wife will mourn for one year, sister for three, but the mother will mourn forever.

The meter is 7/8

 

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