005. Vsaki den slišimo novega kaj
Dialect: A (Slovenian)
Reference: NM-MH 1223
Text incipit: Vsaki den slišimo novega kaj [Every Day, We Hear Something New]
Performer(s): Franc Džuban (45)
Collector: Béla Vikár
Comment: This song, with an emphatic invitation to listen, tells the story of an unfortunate death of a young girl and at the same time stresses the importance of passing on news in songs. Informing people through songs was very important among the Slovenes as well, but it was largely recognized in spreading farewell songs, that is, songs about sudden and unforeseen death. These songs were passed on by some craftsmen, while marketing their goods, or by people on the edge of society who begged for alms with singing. Due to the dividing line that separated the land beyond the Mura River from other Slovene lands, the transfer of news was even more significant: from the Hungarian part, songs about the cruel attitude of stepmothers towards orphans were transmitted to Styria and Carniola, while songs about sudden and unfortunate deaths came from Styria to the Slovenes in Hungary. Through the process of folklorisation, these songs became part of the folk tradition.
Transcription is not published in the Collection.