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Ay da Idem Yano

a song

Pronunciation: EYE dah EE-dem YAH-no

Region: Pirin, Bulgaria


As recorded from four young singers in the village of Churichene (Petrich region) in 1953 and published by Nikolay Kaufman and Iliya Manolov in Narodni pesni ot Yugozapadna Bûlgariya: Pirinski kray (volume 2, song 1401, pages 718-18. See also Volume 1, song 1447.

Ay da idem, Yano, aj da idem, Let's go, Yana, let's go to the village Gorniya Poroy,
aj da idem, Yano, v Gorniya Poroy, //   

(Note the collapsed form of the verses that follow.)

tam ke ti kupa, shto ke aresash,  there will I for you buy, Yana, a Sham (Damask) kerchief,
i ke ti ti kupa sham shamiya,  
ti da a nosish, az da te gledam, for you to wear, Yana, for me to view you,
az da te gledam i da se radvam,  
da se pukat dushmaneto -- that they burst, Yana, the enemies,
i tvoyte i moyte, both mine, Yana, and yours,
a naj-veke begovite, but mostly, Yana, those of the bey,
begovite izmikyari. the bey's agents.

(The song essentially repeats, with the substitution of nailed shoes for kerchief and the dialectic yas for az.)

aj da idem v Gorniya Poroy,
tam ke ti kupa, shto ke aresash,
i ke ti ti kupa kovani paputsi,
ti da gi nosish, yas da ce radam,
az da te gledam i da se radvam,
da se pukat dushmaneto --
i tvoyte i moyte,
a naj-veke begovite,
begovite izmikyari.


As sung by Petrich chitalishte Petrichankite, Ivan Apostolov, director, as part of the medley "Na Megdana" (at the village square).

Ay da idem, Yano, aj da idem,
aj da idem, Yano, Gorniya Poroy. //

Tam ke ti kupam, Yano, tam ke ti kupam,
tam ke ti kupam, Yano, sham-shamiya. //

Ti da ya nosish, Yano, ti da ya nosish,
ti da ya nosish, Yano, jaz da te gledam. //

Da se pukat, Yano, da se pukat,
da se pukat, Yano, dushmanite. //


As sung by Tatiana Sarbinska:

Ay da idem Yano, ay da idem
Ay da idem Yano, v Gorniya Poroy. //

Tam ke ti kupa Yano, tam ke ti kupa
Tam ke ti kupa Yano, Sham shamiya
sham shamiya Yano, anteriya (coat)

Ti da ya nosish Yano, ti da ya nosish
Ti da ya nosish Yano, yaz da te gledam. //

Da se pukat Yano, da se pukat
Da se pukat Yano, dushmaneto, //

I moite Yano, i moite
I moite Yano, i tvoite. //

A nay veche Yano, a nay veche
A nay veche Yano, begovite! //