Glazba/Music: Traditional, Tekst/Lyrics: Traditional (Hrvatsko zagorje)
Šetal se je Niko mlad
Šetal se je Niko mlad, gore dole čez jen grad.
Zgledala ga Jelena sa visoki pendžera.
"Hodi k meni, Niko mlad, sakrit ću te u ormar!"
Došel kući Jelič-ban, traži ključe za ormar.
"Z decu sem se igrala pa sem ključe zgubila."
Rasrdi se Jelič-ban, lupne rukom u ormar.
Ormarič se otvori, mlad se Niko nakloni.
„Nič se ne boj, Niko mlad, ti si moji ženi drag.
Dok sam bio ja tak mlad, bio sam još vekši vrag.
Preko plota skakao, u koprive padao,
mlade cure ljubio, stare žene grlio. „
Young Niko was strolling through town when Lady Jelena saw him.
“Come, visit me Niko, I’ll hide you in my closet (if necessary).”
Jelič-ban (her husband) came home and asked for the closet key.
“I was playing with the children and I lost it.”
Enraged, Jelič-ban punched the closet door.
The door opened and young Niko greeted him with a bow.
“Don’t fear young Niko, my wife likes you.
When I was young, I was a worse devil than you.
I jumped over many fences, fell into nettles,
kissed young girls, and hugged old women.”
from 33 balade,
released March 22, 2017
Aranžman/Arrangement: Dunja Knebl, Tomo Sombolac
I have recorded 14 albums of less known or forgotten traditional Croatian folk songs released by different labels as
compact discs, 3 of which are on BC. Here you can also find my recordings of folk songs from some other countries I have lived in (free download), and also some live concerts from the past (free download) Most of the songs are with lyrics....more