1. SE ME RA MORTA PRIVARI

io šteptu ke ver veri
nu poc fârde tire fi
nu poc fârde tire fi

armoniga scutu
de lårgo se åvde.
nu štivu ?e ra fi,

se me ra morta privari.
se me ra morta privari
ooooooo

tu me cl'emi, te vresi turnå,
Io t-am vut råda ma cmoče...
već nu-i ća šå već nu-i ?a šå

io vrut-am ta mâr
tu nu ai o vrut då
docle io-m ganait,
tu n-ai vrut scutå, tu n-ai vrut scutå

se me ra morta privari
se me ra morta privari

lyrics by Silvana Brkarić-Krculić
in IstroRomanian (Žejane and Vlach) dialect

1. AKO ME SMRT PREVARI

Čekam te da dođeš,
bez tebe ne mogu biti.

slušam harmoniku,
izdaleka se čuje.
ne znam što bi bilo
kad bi me smrt prevarila.

ti me zoveš,
želiš se vratiti,
voljela sam te,
ali sada ...
to više nije tako.

željela sam tvoju ruku,
nisi je htio dati.
dok sam govorila, nisi
htio slušati.

ako me smrt prevari
ako me smrt prevari

translation into Croatian by Zvjezdana Vrzić

1. IF DEATH WERE TO TRICK ME

I'm waiting for you to come
I can't be without you.

I listen to the accordion
I can hear it from afar.
I don't know what would happen
if death were to trick me.

you're calling me
you'd like to come back,
I loved you
but now...
I no longer do.

I longed for your hand
you didn't want to give it
while I talked, you didn't
want to listen.

if death were to trick me
if death were to trick me

translated by Zvjezdana Vrzić



2. CANTO AMOROSO

con ti divento una rosa
la tua dona amorosa
solo con ti ...

ooooo con ti me sento piena, tuta intiera
come un fior de primavera
che ga cressù

dentro de mi ti son solo ti
dentro de mi ti son solo ti
cantando, o balando

per ti questa canzon la xe sonada
nel mio cuor la go trovada
e la go cantà

oooooo con ti son dona vera inamorada
e dal vento son tocada
e go balà

ma nel mio cuor el tuo odor
nel mio cuor el tuo odor
che resta come tempesta

balando cantando
balando cantando

o mio amor el tuo odor
nel mio cuor
che resta come tempesta
dentro de mi

balando cantando
balando cantando

pisano na Istrovenetskom dijalektu

2. LJUBAVNA PJESMA

s tobom cvatem kao ruža 
tvoja zaljubljena žena
samo s tobom ...

ooooo s tobom se osje?am puna, cijela
kao proljetni cvijet
koji je niknuo

u meni si samo ti
u meni samo ti
plešeš, pjevaš

za tebe svira ova pjesma
u svom srcu sam je pronašla
pa sam je otpjevala

oooooo s tobom sam prava zaljubljena žena
i dodiruje me vjetar
i plešem

ali u mom srcu tvoj miris
u mom srcu tvoj miris
ostaje kao oluja

plešeš, pjevaš
plešeš, pjevaš

o ljubavi moja tvoj je miris
u mom srcu
koji ostaje kao oluja
u meni

plešeš, pjevaš
plešeš, pjevaš

prevela Franka Strmotić-Ivančić

2. LOVE SONG

with you I become a rose
your loving woman
only with you ...

oooooh with you I feel fulfilled, wholesome
like a spring flower
that sprouted

inside of me there is only you
inside of me there is only you
singing, oh dancing

for you this song is played
I have found it in my heart
and I've sung it

ooooooh with you I am truly a woman in love
and I'm touched by the wind
and I danced

but in my heart the scent of you
in my heart the scent of you
that remains as a storm

dancing, singing
dancing, singing

oh my love the scent of you
in my heart
that remains as a storm
inside of me

dancing, singing
dancing, singing

lyrics by Tamara Obrovac in the Istroveneto dialect
translated by Franka Strmotić-Ivančić



3. BEZ TEBE

aj tepla je noć,
nikud za poć

u oku sol,
za tobom bol

aj za tobon aj srce tuče
aj kad te ni da poli dame ležiš

aj za tobon, aj suza teče
aj kad te ni da mi na ramenu spiš

milo moje tilo ...

zvizdana noć
češ li mi doć

na tilu pot,
ljubav na bot

aj h tebi me aj srce vuče
aj kad te ni da poli dame ležiš

aj h tebi me aj srce vuče
aj kad te ni da mi na ramenu spiš

milo moje, milo moje tilo ...

3. WITHOUT YOU

the night is warm, I've nowhere to go
salt's in my eye, I ache for you

my heart beats for you
when you aren't here to lie beside me

for you, the tear runs
when you aren't here to sleep on my shoulder

your sweet body ...

starry night, will you come
sweat on the body, sudden love

my heart draws me to you
when you aren't here to lie beside me

my heart draws me to you
when you aren't here to sleep on my shoulder

your sweet, sweet body...

 

lyrics by Tamara Obrovac
translated by Franka Strmotić-Ivančić



4. KAŽETA

kažeta
ud matere i diteta
la la la la laj la
nimaj straha dite moje
kako ća san ja
dopri voči sve je toje
samo ko biš zna

glej dite moje glej, svit se budi
glej dite moje glej, zora rudi

jušto kad zora rudi zipka se kala
jušto kad dan se budi za te sunce sja

* kažeta je tradicionalna istarska poljska kamena kućica

4. LITTLE HOUSE

little house,
of mother and child
la la la la laj la
do not be afraid my child
as I was
open your eyes everything is yours
if you only knew

look my child look, the world is waking
look my child look, dawn rises

just as dawn rises the cradle comes down
just as the day is waking the sun shines for you

* kažeta is a small Istrian field-house made of stone

translated by Franka Strmotić-Ivančić



5. CARISA

sulo sto canton i cugnusi
cul parfoumo dela me veita.
douto in sta me Eistria
či fato de pasiensa anteica

in t'al vento ch'a strenzo soun par al Pian
se specia čuvena la forsa della meia Dignan.

el me se incanta
vardi me cati me vegno

de la me lagrema seita strenta

lyrics by Loredana Bogliun
in Istriotic dialect

5. MILINA

samo ovaj kutak poznajem
s mirisom svoga života
sve je u ovoj mojoj Istri
načinjeno davnim strpljenjem.

u vjetru što nasrće na zaravan
mlada se zrcali snaga mojeg Vodnjana

općinjena
gledaj me naći me stižem

od moje nijeme i stisnute suze

preveo Tonko Maroević

5. THE CARESS

this corner is the only one I know
with the perfume of my life
everything in this Istria of mine
is made of old patience

in the wind that swoops over the Pian
the youthful strength of my Dinjano is reflected

enchanted
look at me find me I'm coming

from my silent and stifled tear



6. ISTRARMENIA / HOMESICK

ach inc anim
ach inc anim mi dard unim

ajs ashcharen
ajs ashcharen het es cunim

sirts ktrin
sirts ktrin hayastanen

eraz anim
eraz anim masis saren

urvakanim
urvakanim es ajs erkrum

erg em asum
erg em asum otar mardun

ach im srtum
ach im srtum mi cankutjun

hayreniqi
hayreniqi ergnem asum

sakamor poj po svitu bilen
lipo aj je hoditi
tilo će poj, ma srcu mome
lipše je doma biti

6. HOMESICK

what shall I do
what shall I do, I'm in pain

this world
this land is not for me

my heart has been taken
my hart has been taken, from my homeland

I have a dream
I have a dream of the Masis mountain

I'm a ghost
I'm just a ghost in this world

singing
singing for foreign people

I have a wish,
a wish in my heart

I'm singing for my homeland
for my homeland

all over the world
it's nice to go
my body will go but to my heart
it's nicer to be home

lyrics by: Karen Asatrian (in Armenian) and Tamara Obrovac (in the Istrian dialect)



8. FARABUTI

verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
sada trabakuli nikada remorkeri
verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
sada trabakuli nikada remorkeri

quel che xe e quel che va       
quel che vien xe pasa             
go bala e go sogna                 
quel che jera xe passa          

verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
sada gospoda nikada proleteri
verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
sada gospoda nikada proleteri

verudexi barakeri
i signori, proleteri

lyrics by Tamara Obrovac

8. RASCALS

verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
now trabaccolos once tug boats
verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
now trabaccolos once tug boats

what is and what goes
what comes has passed
I danced and I dreamed
what once was is now gone

verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
now gentlemen once proletarians
verudexi barakeri
verudexi barakeri
now gentlemen once proletarians

verudexi barakeri
the gentlemen, proletarians

translated by Franka Strmotić-Ivančić



9. SAMA (BEZ TEBE)

volin te tilon ća za te
kako voganj gori
volin te dušon ća bez tebe
gola stoji
volin te suzon
ća se z lica zliva
sama bez tebe oooo

volin te srcen ća tuče
i u grlu stoji
volin te usnon ća bez tebe
suha boli
volin te suzon
ća se z lica zliva
sama bez tebe oooo

ljubav se je z neba zlila
i prekrila naša gola tila
z medon nas je napojila
usnice nan pripojila
zdrhima nas ukrotila
kako vrance mlade
umorila

9. ALONE (WITHOUT YOU)

I love you with the body
that burns for you like fire
I love you with the soul
that stands naked without you
I love you with the tear
that rolls down my cheek
alone without you

I love you with the beating heart
that's stuck in my throat
I love you with the lips
aching dry without you
I love you with the tear
that rolls down my cheek
alone without you

love has poured from the sky
covering our naked bodies
feeding us with honey
joining our lips
taming us with thrills
like young horses
wearing us out

lyrics by Tamara Obrovac
translated by: Mirna Čubranić



10. TOMIZZIANA

posvećeno Fulviu Tomizzi, istarskom piscu

Tribute to Istrian writer Fulvio Tomizza

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