098. Dance melody

Dialect: D
Theme: Refrains, bećarci, shortsongs, potrkušice, šalajke, humorous songs, counting songs, songs from the tavern, songs with the dance
Reference: MZA-VT-AV-4.080A (01.57–02.40)
Incipit: Melodija za igru [Dance melody]
Locality: Alsószentmárton/Semartin
Performed by Pavo Mesarović, bagpiper
Year: 1954
Collector: Tihamér Vujicsics

Comment: A precious sound document about South Slav bagpipe practice in Hungary in the middle of the 20th century. By genre it is similar to the example 100 – music for dance, with humorous couplets and non-verbal incentives to the dancers.