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Đuro imal mladu lubu

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


Đuro imal mladu lubu

Đuro imal mladu lubu, Đuro imal mladu lubu.
Došel k jemu gospon mladi, onda jemu gospon veli:
„Daj mi, Đuro, svoju lubu, na jan denek za spomenek,
Jadnu noćku za ljubavu, dam ti za nju tristo zlati!“
Onda Đuro ovak veli: „To bi moglo dobro biti.
To bi moglo dobro biti, bar bi imal kaj brojiti.“
Onda Đuro ovak veli: „Idi, idi, moja luba!
Na jan denek za spomenek, jadnu noćku za ljubavu.“
Prešel mi je jaden denek, prešla mi je jadna noćka.
Onda Đuro ovak veli: „Nega išće lube dimo.
Ite, mama moja, po nju, ite vi po lubu moju!“
Onda išla mama po nju, išla je po snehu svoju.
„Hodi dimo, sneha moja, sinek ti se jako plače!“
„Naj se plače kak se oće, ja pak nigdar nejdem dimo!
Nesu lube na prodaju, nek su lube za ljubavu.
Ki me kupil, naj me ljubi, ki me prodal, naj me zgubi!“

The same story (but different melody) as in the ballad “Moj Đurinec vince toči” (No. 31)
Đuro agrees to give his wife away for a day and a night to a gentleman for money.
After a night and a day, Đuro sends his mother to fetch his wife.
The young woman refuses to come back saying:
“He who has bought me will love me, he who has sold me will lose me. Lovers should be loved, not sold.”


from 33 balade, released March 22, 2017
Aranžman/Arrangement: Dunja Knebl, Hrvoje Nikšić



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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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