Za Dunaj / A ja taká dzivočka - Beyond the Danube / Oh, I Am That Kind of a Girl

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Medley: Rusyn from Makovica, Slovakia & Slovak from Šariš

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Dumaš milŷj, žem ti virna, hojaja,
žem ti šila na kolina, čuhaja.
Za Dunaj, za Dunaj,
bet’ar za Dunaj.
Ani sobi vecej o mi nedumaj.

Ja si šila z veselosty, hojaja.
A tŷ dumal, že z l’ubosty, čuhaja.
// Za Dunaj… o mi nedumaj. //

Tŷ nedumaj že ja tebe rada ma,
jake dupnu do ja takŷ zvŷčaj ma.
Za Dunaj… o mi nedumaj.

A ja sobi bet’ar divka, hojaja.
Nebudu tvoja frajirka, čuhaja.
// Za Dunaj… o mi nedumaj. //

A ja taká dzivočka, cingi lingi bom.
Rada vijem pírečka, cingi lingi bom.
// Rada vijem, rada dám, cingi lingi bom, bom, bom,
  i za kalap zakladám, cingi lingi bom. //

A ja taká jak i mac, cingi lingi bom.
Čarne oči mušim mac, cingi lingi bom.
// Čarné oči mac mala, cingi lingi, bom, bom, bom.
  Ja še na ňu podala, cingi lingi bom. //

A ty cigán šumňe hraj, cingi lingi bom.
Na dzivčatá ňežmurkaj cingi lingi bom,
// na dzivčatá, na šumne, cingi lingi bom, bom, bom,
  naj ňechodza po humňe, cingi lingi bom. //

Translation:
You think, darling, you believe, hey,
that I sewed for you on my knee, for a country boy.
Beyond the Danube, beyond the Danube,
there’s a rascal beyond the Danube.
Don’t think such things about me.

I was sewing out of joy, hey.
And you thought it was out of love, country boy.
// Beyond the Danube... about me. //

You don’t think that I am happy with you,
Like hitting my knee, it’s a habit of mine [I like to tease you].
Beyond the Danube... about me.

I am a rascal’s girl, hey,
I will not be your girlfriend, country boy.
// Beyond the Danube... about me. //

Oh, I am that kind of a girl, cingi lingi bom [bell sound].
I like to bind plumes, cingi lingi bom.
I like to bind them, to give them, cingi lingi bom, bom, bom,
and adorn the hats with them, cingi lingi bom.

I look like my mom, cingi lingi bom.
My eyes must be black, cingi lingi bom.
My mom’s eyes were black, cingi lingi bom, bom, bom.
I took after her, cingi lingi bom.

And you, gypsy, play well, cingi lingi bom.
Don’t wink at those girls, cingi lingi bom,
those pretty girls, cingi lingi bom, bom, bom,
so they don’t go out to the backyard [behind the village boundaries], cingi lingi bom.

credits

from Amerikana, released April 20, 2013
Steve Kaul: 6-string Martin acoustic guitar
Scott Keever: slide/6-string Amistar resonator guitar, brushes
Adam Kiesling: upright bass, banjo
Natalie Nowytski: vocals, brushes
Peter Ostroushko: fiddle
Jim Parker: mandolin

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Natalie Nowytski Minneapolis, Minnesota

Classically trained vocalist-turned-folk music geek. Award-winning composer & performer. Teacher. Director. Ukrainian. Sings in 40+ languages and 12+ distinct vocal styles. Heard on A Prairie Home Companion. This is what happens when she lets her hair down. ... more

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