051-052. Višnjica rodila; Sestra bratu poručuje
Theme: From autumn to autumn
Reference: MZA-VT-AV-4.108_32.10–32.53; MZA-VT-AV-4.108_32.53–35.43
Szövegkezdet: Višnjica rodila [The cherry has born fruit]; Sestra bratu poručuje [A sister is sending a message to her brother]
Locality: Budakalász (Kalaz)
Sung by: Zorka Beloš (born Lazić, 1901 in Budakalász)
Year: July 1972
Collector: Tihamér Vujicsics
Transcription: Tihamér Vujicsics
Comment: These two songs are performed as a whole. This concerns Serbian ritual songs, which were in the past sung as accompaniment to a kolo dance with dragging, danced around the church, after Vespers on (Orthodox) Easter. There is a recorded dialog between Tihomir Vujičić and the singer about this ritual. Notations of the songs were published in the the Collection (nrs. 139, 140).
Sedam, pet i devet.
Sestra bratu poručuje,
sestra bratu poručuje.
Po ladu, po za ladu,
za lad, Marija.
Sestra bratu poručuje:
– Dođ’ me, brate, povoditi,
dok ne rodiš muško čedo,
muško čedo i devojče.
T. V.: And that was sung?
Zorka Beloš: That was sung, the people walked around the church three times.
??: On Easter?
Z. B.: So, the two, on Easter, after Vespers.
T. V.: And did they gird the church with white linen?
Z. B.: I don’t know that.
T. V.: Because on the Kosovo Field they gird the church with white linen and then they sing this.
Z. B.: I don’t know.
??: It was not like that. But you walked around the church three times?
Z. B.: We circled the church three times and the cross one time and then we parted. And we held the handkerchiefs two by two […] and we waded under the hands of each other.
T.V.: Like on Kosovo.
Z. B.: That was beautiful. From here, from Pomaz, Sentandreja[Szentendre] everyone came to the Vespers to see. Well, then there were many girls. Nowadays, two or three.
T. V.: Well, then there were many. Hundred guys, two hundred girls.
Z. B.: Can we listen now?
T.V.: We will listen immediately.
??: Just please tell me what your name is, how old and where did you sing?
Z.B.: Is that my maiden name?
??: Whose and maiden name.
Z.B.: Zorka Beloš, born Zorka Lazić. I am 71 years old, I was born first.
T.V.: And where did you sing?
Z.B.: […] they sang there, there […] they didn’t.
T.V.: No, where did you sing, in Budakalász?
Z.B.: In Budakalász.
T.V.: In 1972, in the month of July, thank you.