Aleksandra wrote: "Here is one more traditional song from Serbia, both for children and adults. Usually, it's for dancing in the KOLO , which has, in Serbia, the meaning of a traditional dancing "ring" formation. "

Dunje ranke - Serbian Children's Songs - Serbia - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Lele = common old expression, meaning "hey", "oy".
**Karamanke = a type of pear which grows in Serbia.

Transliteration

Doonye ranke

Eedee koochee, obootsee se, lele, doonye ranke. 2x
Doonye ranke, doonye ranke, krooshke karamanke. 2x

Eedee koochee, otcheshlyay se, lele, doonye ranke. 2x
Doonye ranke, doonye ranke, krooshke karamanke. 2x

Opet dojee, kolo vodee, lele, doonye ranke. 2x
Doonye ranke, doonye ranke, krooshke karamanke. 2x

"a" like in "car"
"e" like in "bed"
"ny" together like in Spanish "mañana"
"r" like in Italian

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Aleksandra wrote:

Go in "a traditional dancing 'ring' formation. Everybody join hands together, and:

1st measure
Right foot to the right, left foot joins it.

2nd measure
Right foot to the right, left foot joins it... all the same up to the 4th measure.

Then change direction:

5th measure
Left foot to the left, right foot joins it... all the same up to the 8th measure.

Then, stop, stand in the 'ring' formation and clap to the beat.

That's the simple dance for children, for adults it would be more complicated."

Comments

Aleksandra is the music teacher from Novi Sad, Serbia. She teaches music to children from 1 1/2 to 7 years old in her music school "Melodium".

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Many thanks to the 5 and 6 year old students at "Melodium" Music School in Novi Sad, Serbia for performing this song!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Dunje ranke

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Aleksandra Grbic Hrustic for contributing, transliterating and translating this song and for the midi tune and score.

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