38. Sto Mi E Milo

(How dear it is to me)

Struga (Macedonian: Струга) is a town and popular tourist destination situated in the south-western region of the Republic of Macedonia. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Struga was part of the Ottoman Empire and from 1929 to 1941, it was part of Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Learning Tracks

On the Learning Tracks only the first verse is sung.

Performance

When we come to perform this song it will work like this:

 

 

 

With repeats?

Short intro

Orchestra

 

Verse ‘0’

Played by orchestra alone

Yes

Verse 1

Sung by All

Yes

Verse 2

Secondary Choir only

Yes

Verse 3

Secondary Choir only

Yes

Short intro

Orchestra

 

Verse 4 (same as Verse 1)

Sung by All

No

Verse 5

Sung by All

No

You can hear the full version played by the Orchestra as an MP3 on the website

Translation of Text

Verses 1, 4 & 5

Sto mi e milo, milo i drago

Vo struga grada mamo, duk'an da imam

Lele varaj mome, mome Kalino

Vo struga grada mamo duk'an da imam

 

How I dear it is to me, how dear it is to me
In the town of Struga, oh dear mother, to own a shop
Oh hurry young girl, Kalino (Kalina is a girl's name)
In the town of Struga, oh dear mother, to own a shop

Verse 2

Koga na voda, voda mi odat

So tija stomni mamo, stomni sareni

Lele varaj, mome, mome Kalino

So tija stomni, mamo, stomni sareni

When they go to fetch water
With these water-jugs, oh dear mother, brightly coloured water-jugs
Oh hurry, young Kalino
With these water-jugs, oh dear mother,

brightly coloured water-jugs

Verse 3

Na ovoj izvor, izvor studeni

Tam da se zdruzki, mamo, zdruzki soberat

Lele varaj, mome, mome Kalino

Tam da se zdruzki, mamo, zdruzki soberat

 

Pronunciation guide

c='ts'; j='y'; aj='eye'; š='sh'; ž='zh' (like the French 'je')