Ruža crvena/Red Rose

I have that thing with folk songs from coastal part of Croatia. They remind me on a sea, on my youth and my cousins who live there. They remind me on my cousin`s old car and tapes from music festivals we used to listen while travelling.
Yesterday, I spent a nice evening in Skadarlija, old bohemic street in Belgrade. My cousin (not the car owner but his elder son) and his wife and few of the friends are members of choir "Jeka Primorja" from Rijeka, Croatia. They were on the way home from a choirs competition in Negotin, in eastern Serbia, making a stop in Belgrade for a dinner. It was a nice opportunity for my brother and me to meet them again and enjoy in talking and laughter, exchanging family news and all the small things that make a family and friendship ties. And songs, of course. Late in the night, they decided to sing a little and let us enjoy in nice songs they have on their repertoire. I`ve made recordings with my camera but sound was bad so I decided to put here a You Tube link another guest made. Despite the fact that it was recorded out in the open, with night street sounds, nearby road works and people talking, it felt nice. I could just imagine how it would sound in a hall or in concert.
The song is called Ruža crvena – Red Rose 🙂

Ruža crvena

Ružo moja crvena, neubrana ljubavi,
ti si bol jedina, suza moje mladosti.

Recite joj da bez nje
nestale su sve nade ljubavi,
sve tuge radosti,
da je volim još i ne mogu bez nje,
bez ruže crvene.

Prošlo je već godina, neubrana ljubavi,
još si bol jedina, uspomena mladosti.

Recite joj da bez nje
nestale su sve nade ljubavi,
sve tuge radosti,
da je volim još i ne mogu bez nje,
bez ruže crvene

Red Rose

Rose my red, never culled love,
you are pain alone, tear of my youth.

Tell her that without her,
all hopes of love disappeared,
all the sadness of joy,
that I love her still and can`t without her,
without red rose.

Years had passed, never culled love,
you are still pain alone, memory of youth.

Tell her that without her
all hopes of love disappeared,
all the sadness of joy,
that I love her still and can`t without her,
without red rose.

If you are careful observber you could see me sitting there, trying to make decent recording with my camera 😉 If not… well, I was not that important anyway 🙂

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88 Responses to Ruža crvena/Red Rose

  1. gdare says:

    Mina, I was not important at all :PMit, you hawk eye, you!!! 😀

  2. thaodp says:

    Hehe, I think it showed you for, ehh, 10 seconds, totally 😆

  3. Minenow says:

    Oh you snuck that in there whilst I was busy Mit. 😆 :yes:

  4. Minenow says:

    Well now I had to watch it again. 😛 It's so dark, it is hard to see you, but I do believe I did. :hat: :yes:

  5. gdare says:

    😆 :lol:No, you should start it then press pause and let your computer download it whole. Then press play and listen it from the beginning 😀

  6. Minenow says:

    Oh, I'm so glad you had a good time! :happy: Unless I'm wrong, the video didn't show you for too long, Dare. Shirt seemed purplish on my phone. Am I right? :o. There was a lot of people there. Looks alike fun! I'm also glad you translated the lyrics. They are quite beautiful…

  7. thaodp says:

    😆 😆

  8. thaodp says:

    A nice song indeed :up:You had a great evening there :yes:

  9. thaodp says:

    Darko, now you know :p :lol:Mina, just wanna help you a bit 😆

  10. sanshan says:

    Genius! :yes: I have learned something new today! 🙂

  11. gdare says:

    Mit, you have found me 😛

  12. gdare says:

    Mina, I had black t-shirt and you could see me in a first 20 seconds of that clip. As for lyrics, I imagined it would be interesting for you who don`t speak Serbian/Croatian, understand what the song is about :)Mit, thank you, it was nice last night, indeed 🙂

  13. sanshan says:

    Grrr. I really do need a new computer. It plays very choppy on my system. But even so, it sounds beautiful…singing for 3 seconds then silence then 3 seconds then silence. I don't know, maybe that's the style of folk song? 😆

  14. Minenow says:

    Mit, :heart: Oh, you sweetheart, you! Dare, of course you were important. 🙄 😀

  15. PainterWoman says:

    Darko, what a fun night you had! Would have liked to have been there singing along. The group sounds really nice and I love the song.

  16. L2D2 says:

    I saw you. I believe I would recognize you in a crowd by now Darko.The song was beautiful, and I can tell that in concert hall with proper acoustics they would sound fantastic.Glad you got to visit with your cousins and had a good time.

  17. edwardpiercy says:

    You know I'm sure there's some contemporary popular song based on that melody. But I can't place it. Glad you had a good reunion. :up:

  18. gdare says:

    Carol, the lady sitting next to me has a nice soprano voice 🙂

  19. Dacotah says:

    That's nice. :)Why did you get up, we could of seen you better.

  20. gdare says:

    San, I am a genius, thank you. Also, I am Mr. Perfect sometimes ;)Mina :PPam, thank you 🙂 Could you follow the words?Linda, you know me well by now :DRose, you have some of the southern blood from Balkan in your veins :DGraham, you are right, of course. Even though I am not a regular listener of these songs, there are some more from Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia that make me feel the same way. They are all old songs…Ed, I have found a band from Croatia, Agrameri, who made this song in 1997. I am not sure if the composer and text writer, Dubravko Šimek, made it upon some other song, I don`t think I have heard anything similar before.

  21. Dacotah says:

    Yep, that's where I saw you too Darko, where did you go?The lady you were sitting next to I saw later but no you.

  22. Dacotah says:

    Brat :p 😀

  23. Dacotah says:

    Yay Mit, that's cool you got a photo of it. :hat: 🙂

  24. rose-marie says:

    What a nice atmosphere! It sounds you had a really nice time :up:.

  25. gdare says:

    Carol, I wanted to stay in shades :ninja: :PSan, this was a joke from one of my recent posts, I thought you saw it 😛 It doesn`t matter now, anyway.

  26. sanshan says:

    That depends on what you're perfect at. (sometimes) :p

  27. gdare says:

    Ed, I will wait :up:San, there is only one with … almost … 500 😛 And I think it is there :devil:

  28. sanshan says:

    I don't have time to read through 500 comments on each post 😆

  29. edwardpiercy says:

    I'm workin on it. Might take a few days, but I will hunt that song down. :p

  30. Marike79 says:

    Thank you for sharing this Darko. 🙂 The song is indeed beautiful :yes:

  31. Minenow says:

    Dare, you'll find your Miss Perfect… :angel: 😮

  32. Stardancer says:

    Beautiful harmonies. Thanks for sharing your evening with us, Darko.:up::smile:

  33. gdare says:

    Marike and Star, thank you both :happy:Mina, well, maybe there is no Miss Perfect perfect enough for me? 😛

  34. Minenow says:

    🙄 Of course there is 🙂 , and I'm sure you won't be finding her any quicker with that kind of attitude, Mister… :irked:

  35. Minenow says:

    Hmmmm waiting for her to be unmarried huh?

  36. gdare says:

    Hmm, I will have to check on that movie.

  37. gdare says:

    She is ultimate beauty :yes:

  38. gdare says:

    Actually, there is one :D:heart: Perfect :heart::D

  39. PainterWoman says:

    You do adore Liv Tyler don't you?

  40. edwardpiercy says:

    I saw her in The Kingdom a few weeks ago. Pretty good movie. Still working on the song. I think I'm getting closer. 🙂

  41. Suntana says:

    I won't be able to check out the YouTube, Darko. I'd have to spend the night here downloading it with my Dial Up.Can you do me a favor? Can you post up a BIGGER Pic of Liv Tyler? That 20cm or so high Pic is kind of small for me to see … if she was in Serbia and I was here! 😆 She IS a Cutie! :up: So she's married? I didn't know that.

  42. gdare says:

    I am sorry you can`t see a movie. Is there any possibility for you to have some other kind of Internet access? Cable or adsl?Yes she is married. Another one that didn`t wait for me :awww:No problem, I will find a bigger one :devil:

  43. L2D2 says:

    Bigger one? What are you waiting for, Dare, one as tall or taller than yourself? :eyes:

  44. gdare says:

    Well, she is probably not tall as I am 🙂 But I just want to indulge Carlos` wish :whistle:

  45. L2D2 says:

    Oh, you mean bigger PICTURE. You lost me there for a bit!

  46. thaodp says:

    Have you had lunch yet? 😀

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