Lieder BuchBurgenland Bunch Song Book
Oj, Jelena, Jelena Oh, Helena, Helena
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Oj, Jelena, Jelena, jabuka zelena,

oj, Jelena, Jelena, jabuka zelena.

Pod njom rasla trava, ditelina,

pod njom rasla trava, ditelina,

Oh Helena, Helena, apple green

Oh Helena, Helena, apple green

Under her the grass and clover is growing,

Under her the grass and clover is growing.

Nju je žela Jelena, gizdava divojka,

nju je žela Jelena, gizdava divojka.

Zlatim srpom, zlatim srpom, bijelimi rukami,

zlatim srpom, zlatim srpom, bijelimi rukami.

Jelena the fancy girl, cut it,

Jelena the fancy girl, cut it,

With the golden sickle, with the golden sickle, with the white hands,

With the golden sickle, with the golden sickle, with the white hands,

Ča odriže Jelena sve pred konje vreže,

ča odriže Jelena sve pred konje vreže.

Jite, pijte, jite, pjite, moga braca konji,

jite, pijte, jite, pjite, moga braca konji.

What Helena cuts, she puts in front of the horses,

What Helena cuts, she puts in front of the horses.

Eat, drink, eat, drink, my brother’s horses,

Eat, drink, eat, drink, my brother’s horses.

Zutra ćete daleko, daleko putovat,

zutra ćete daleko, daleko putovat.

Novu cestu, nova cestu, po moju nevestu,

novu cestu, nova cestu, po moju nevestu.

Tomorrow you will wander far, far away,

Tomorrow you will wander far, far away.

On a new road, new road, to get my sister-in-law,

On a new road, new road, to get my sister-in-law.

Traditional from Stinatz back to Burgenland Bunch Songbook
translation by Eva Schreiber
midi melody by Tom Steichen edited by Johannes Graf