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

SAGRADIĆU ŠAJKU

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.

Description
"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 translates as: 

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 harbor...



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