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Bre Petrunko

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Information: A song.

Translated by: Tatiana Nikolova-Houston of lyrics from 15 Godini Dûrzhaven Ansambûl za Narodni Pesni i Tantsi: Izbrani Pesni ot Filip Kutev, Bre Petrunko.

Translation: Hey, Petrunka!

Pronunciation: BRAY pe-TROON-ko

Region: Šopluk, Bulgaria


LYRICS

Bre Petrunko, malay mome
Vse yodime yobidome
Nigde yoro ne naydo me
V vashe selo dor tri yora
Parvo yoro Petrunkino
Petrunitsa yoro vodi
Yozdol ide ludo mlado
Ne se fana na sredata
Nay se fana na tanetso
Na tanetso do Petrunka
S per iko si kitka roni
S nozde si yi ekli kalya
      Hey Petrunka, young girl
We've gone all over
Nowhere did we find a dance
In your village there are three dances
The first dance is little Petrunka's
Little Petrunka leads the dance
Up came a wild fellow
He doesn't go to the middle
But he joins at the head
At the head by Petrunka
He tears her bouquet with his forehead
He muddies her slippers with his feet.

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