Performance

[Story-pattern]
vA po sedlu četiri kolana 31 And on the saddle four girths
hI peticu svilenu kanicu, 32 And a fifth of silken thread,
Sve zapuči na jednu sponicu, 33 He Fastened them all with a single clasp
Kad ga steže da ga ne preteže. 34 Then tightened the saddle to balance it. C
Založi ga djemo' studenijem, 35 Then he warmed up his mount with a cold snaffle-bit, C
Spuči konju pucu pod vilicu; 36 Attached it with a button below the jaw;
Zlat'u rešmu za vuši zabači, 37 He threw a golden chain behind the horse's ears C
Dva dizgina na dva rama tura, 38 And two reins over its two shoulders,
Pjetericu metnu uz vilicu. 39 Placing a riding bit in its jaw.
Sam se šede dorat okretati, 40 Alone the bay horse began to prance, C
Po avliji ji tamo vi jamo, 41 Through the courtyard back and forth, C
Prez kandžije hi prez binjadžije. 42 Without a whip and without a rider. C
Kako dorat potkočijo glavu! -- 43 How proudly the bay horse bore his head! --
K'o vu brdu piški čobanica 44 Like a careless young shepherdess up on a mountain C
vU kukulju, vu šarenu gunju, 45 Clothed in her hood and motley jacket,
Još kojoj je vosamn'es' godina, 46 Only eighteen years of age C
Još koja je jedina vu mame; 47 And her mother's only daughter;
Pa joj mama meće vužinicu 48 Her mother put up a small snack for her
Da joj nje bi šćerka vogladnila. 49 So her little girl wouldn't go hungry. C
jEvo njega na kulu bijelu -- 50 Now here was Djerdelez Alija at his white tower--
Primače se srgu vi haljinam'; 51 He approached his clothes-tree and garments;
Slabo svlači va dobro doblači. 52 He doffed his poor garments and donned grand ones. C
vA najprije gaće vi košulje, 53 And first of all his underclothes and shirts, C
Nisu skate, niti su skovate 54 They were neither woven nor forged C
Vet' od žice zlatne jispletene. 55 But knit of golden thread.
Pa po njima kovče djumišlije, 56 On top of these were silver hooks, C
Krk-čakšire, kovče djumišlije -- 57 Ash-gray trousers, silver hooks --
Kažu da su veza stambolskoga, 58 Some say they're of Istanbul fashion,
Kažu da su kroja bugarskoga; 59 Some say they're of Bulgarian style;
Kudgod šavi sve varčevi zlatni -- 60 Wherever there were seams there were golden braids -- C
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