025. „Svatovske… na tukuljski način“ [“Wedding customs… in a way characteristic for Tököl” (interview)]
Topic: From Cradle to Grave
Reference: MZA-VT-AV-4.100 (21.38–24.16)
Incipit: „Svatovske… na tukuljski način“ [“Wedding customs… in a way characteristic for Tököl” (interview)]
Locality: Tököl (Tukulja)
Year. 11. 4. 1973
Collector: Tihamér Vujicsics
Comment: A part of an interview led by Tihomir Vujičić about wedding customs in Tököl (Tukulja). One woman is narrating, after which the interlocutors are included as well.
Tihomir Vujičić (T.V.): Wedding sayings in Tököl (Tukulja) way will be shown to us now by?
Revija (R.): Revija Plavšinova.
T.V.: 60 years old.
R.: 60 years old.
T.V. […] When and in which case it is said? Who stand by whom and in what time?
R.: Bride and groom, and mother and father ask their daughter: “Mande, my daughter, what do you ask from your mother?” She says: “From God I ask health, from you I ask blessing!” Than
Mijo Milković (M.M.): Big bread.
R.:Then they would shover her in her back, she would drink, and then they would play… [another interlocutor shouts]
M.M.: The best man offers her a glass.
T. V.: And what they would play then?
M.M.: Then all the wedding guests shout: The best man is drinking, the best man and bride are drinking red wine!”
Mijo Milković: The Best man offers her a glass of wine, and then the wedding-guests say: “The Best man is drinking, the bast man and the bride is drinking wine!”
R.: “The bride is drinking wine!” – like that.
M.M.: And so the barrel goes, between the groom.
T.V.: And what is sung and played while it is going on?
M.M.: They don’t sing here, they don’t have to sing.
T. V.: They must.
R.: She [mother] is crying then.
T. V.: And what is she telling?
R.: She is crying because she lost her daughter.
T.V.: And what is she crying about?
R.: She feels sad.
T. V.: All right. But how does she cry?
R.: She is afraid. I don’t know what she is saying. Afraid of how the daughter will live with her husband.
T.V.: But how does she sing?
R.: She doesn’t sing.
T. V.: It should have been singing. But still, what are the lyrics?R.: They said only this: “From God – good health, from you – blessing!”