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Help needed with Slovenian to English translation of Folksong

Posted: 2019-02-04, 13:49
by trodgvocalmusic
Hello! I'm trying to see if anyone could provide a decent translation of this Slovenian text in English.

Dajte, dajte vbogajme,
naši novici, kar ji gre.
Dali ji bomo, dali ji bomo,
naši novici, kar ji gre.

Staro babo na rampin,
našo novico na kušin.
Dali jo bomo, dali jo bomo,
našo novico na kušin.

Stari babi štrik za vrat,
naši novici prstan zlat.
Dali ji bomo, dali ji bomo,
naši novici prstan zlat.

Re: Help needed with Slovenian to English translation of Folksong

Posted: 2019-03-02, 21:24
by Ashucky
It's one of Katalena's songs, isn't it?

I should note that the lyrics include several words from western dialects, so it's not just Standard Slovene. Here's my best translation:

Give, give for free
[To] our bride what she deserves.
We shall give her, we shall give her
[To] our bride what she deserves.

[Put] the old hag on the grappling hook,
[Put] the bride on the pillow.
We shall put her, we shall put her,
Our bride on the pillow.

[Put] a rope around the old hag's neck,
[Give] the bride a golden ring.
We shall give her, we shall give her,
Our bride a golden ring.