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Fran i Lijana

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Glazba/Music: Traditional, Tekst/Lyrics: Traditional (Primorje)


Fran i Lijana

Fran se i Lijana v kamare zgovara,
Oja na nina-ni nena, v kamare zgovara.
Da te poć oni dva tja do Raba grada,
Oja na nina-ni nena, tja do Raba grada.
"Ti hodi, Lijana, majku svoju pitat,
Oja na nina-ni nena, majku svoju pitat,
A ja gren tentoga barčicu armižat,
Oja na nina-ni nena, barčicu armižat.“
Kad su oni prišli na sred silna mora,
Oja na nina-ni nena, na sred silna mora,
Popuhnula bura, bura termuntana,
Oja na nina-ni nena, bura termuntana.
Utopil se je Fran i lipa Lijana,
Oja na nina-ni nena, i lipa Lijana.
Na Franu zgorela sveča od soldina,
Na lipoj Lijani dumplir od cekina.
Na Franu je zrasla kita mažurane,
Na lipoj Lijani garaful s tri grane.

Two young lovers, Fran and Lijana were making plans to sail in a small boat across the sea to the island and town of Rab.
They planned to ask Lijana’s mother for her blessing but failed to do so.
While they were still at sea a heavy storm began, drowning both lovers.
Marjoram grew on Fran’s grave, and a carnations on Lijana’s.


from 33 balade, released March 22, 2017
Aranžman/Arrangement: Dunja Knebl, Tomo Sombolac



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Dunja Knebl Zagreb, Croatia

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.
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