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BACKGROUND

Information: A dance.

A folk dance from Gradmanci in the Kumanovo region of Macedonia, the Dedo mili dedo was first notated by Ljupka Kolorova. It is common practice in Macedonia for musicians and singers to use many different melodies for the same dance. The Dedo mili dedo is one such dance that uses elements which have been adapted to the rhythms and melodies of the Kumanovo region. It is also a multi-occasion dance.

A literal transcription of the Dedo mili dedo dance description (undated and unsigned) in my collection. "Literal" means I have NOT tried to correct spelling or anything else in the text – I have just retyped it for you, formatting distinct count-groups to separate text lines, as is my custom.

Happy dancing!
Michael Kuharski in Madison, Wisconsin.

Translation: Grandfather dear, grandfather

Pronunciation: DEH-doh mee lee DEH-doh

Region: Macedonia

Meter: 4/4

Music: AK-008, Side B/1

Formation: Open circle; hands joined in "W" position; wt on L ft.


MEAS PATTERN

I.   Figure I.
1 Facing and moving in LOD, step R,L,R (cts 1,&,2); Step L,R,L (cts 3,&,4)
2 Facing ctr, step R (ct 1); Lift on R, raising L in front (ct 2); Step L to L (ct 3); Step R in place (ct 4).
3 Lift on R, raising L in front of R (ct 1); Slight leap onto L, raising R at the same time (ct 2); Step on R slightly fwd (ct 3); Step L in place (ct &); Step on R next to L (ct 4).
4 Lift on R, raising L in front of R (ct 1); Lift on R, raising L to L (ct 2); Step L next to R (ct 3); Step R in place (ct &); Step L in place (ct 4).
5 Lift on L, touch R toe behind (ct 1); Touch R toe to R (ct 2); Lift on L, raising R in front to R (cts 3,&,4);
6 Step R,L,R in place (1,2,&); Step L (ct 3); Lift on L raising R in front (ct 4).
 
II.   Figure II.
1 Repeat meas 1, Fig. 1.
2 Step R to LOD, both knees bent, wt on both ft (ct 1); Lift on R, raising L behind (ct 2); Step L,R,L (cts 3,&,4).
3 Facing ctr, step R (ct 1); Lift on R, raising L in front of R (ct 2); Repeat with opp ftwk (cts 3,4).
4 Step R slightly fwd (ct 1); Step L in place (ct 2); Step R in place (ct &); Step L in place (ct 3); Lift on L, raising R in front of L (ct 4).

LYRICS

Dedo odi na Pazar,
Konja java bez samara,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce,
Baba java na mule,
Dedo puse so lule,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce.

Dedo odi na bostano baba prasa sa pustano,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce,
Baba ide od nivata,
Dedo gleda vo tavata,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce.

Dedo ide na rucok baba pece cel kravco,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce,
Baba prede na vreteno,
Dedo jade peceno,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce.

Dedo odi za piperki baba gali dvete kerki,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce,
Baba jade piperka,
Dedo sviri na supelka,
Dedo mili zlatni, babin purva ljubo,
Dedo mili zlatni, babinovo momce.
  Grandpa goes to market,
Riding a horse bareback,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's boy,
Grandma rides a mule,
Grandpa smokes a pipe,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's boy.

Grandpa goes to the melon patch,
Grandma dusts off her apron,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Grandma comes in from the field,
Grandpa looks in the pot,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's boy.

Grandpa goes to breakfast,
Grandma's roasting a whole cow,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Grandma's spinning with a spindle,
Grandpa's eating baked goods,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's boy.

Grandpa goes for peppers,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's boy,
Grandma's eating peppers,
Grandpa's playing a supelka,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's first love,
Dear Grandpa, golden one, Grandma's boy.

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