A ŠTO TI JE MILA KĆERI
NAVALI SE ŠAR PLANINA
ZASPALO JE SIROČE
SNOŠTI GO VIDOV
GUSTA MI MAGLA PADNALA
KRAJ POTOKA BISTRE VODE
MAJKO IGLA I BIĆVICA
SEDNA BABA DA VEČERA
Sagradiću šajku od suvoga kedra,
katarku ću od šimšira i svilena jedra.
Suzama ću šajci da izvezem ime,
koje ronim kad i kada, niko ne vidi me.
Sagradjena šajka poče da se kreće,
Al' u luku odredjenu nikad stići neće.
"I Will Build a Boat" is
a Serbian song from the end of 19th century. It is generally
considered to be an urban folk song, but while the composer is
unknown it has been established that the lyrics were written by a
Romantic-era poet Mita Popović (1841-1888). It roughly
I will build a beautiful boat from choice woods and sails of
pure silk. I will paint its name in my own tears. The boat is now built and starting to sail, but it will never reach its intended