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Anatol Joukowsky BACKGROUND

Information: A dance.

Translation: That which to me is dear

Pronunciation: SHTOH mee eh MEE-loh

Region: Macedonia


QUICK SEARCH OF THE SOCIETY ARCHIVES REVEALS:

Actually, Anatol Joukowsky presented a two-bar version in 1955 to the Festival Records Sperry recording (which later became the Express recording).

Dick Crum presented his five-bar version in 1959 to the Michael Herman recording Katuše Mome" later changing to the Festival Records Express/Sperry recording as Michael began to refuse to sell records, especially to the West Coast.


LYRICS

// Što mi e milo, milo i drago
Vo Struga grada, mamo, du ḱan da imam. //

          Chorus:
          // Lele varaj, mamo, mome Kalino,
          Vo Struga grada, mamo, du ḱan da imam. 1 //

// Na ḱepencite, mamo, da sedam
Stružkite momi, mamo, momi da gledam. //

// Koga na voda, voda mi odat
So tia stomni, mamo, stomni šareni. //

// Na ovoj izvor, izvor studeni
Tam da se s družki, mamo, s družki soberat. //

1NOTE: The second line of each verse
is repeated in the chorus.
  How pleased and happy I would be
to have a shop in the town of Struga.

          Chorus:
          Hey, Kalina.
          to have a shop in the town of Struga.

To sit in front of my shop
and watch the girls of Struga.

When they go for water
with their bright-colored jugs.

To that cold well
to meet there with their friends.

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