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Notes

*Sometimes this word is spelled "pošlapal" - but it still means "trampled".

**More literally "don't do it against your parents' will".

Hana wrote:

"Vojna means army or military service or war (for example Napoleonic era - Napoleonic war). From the context of the song it is very probable that VOJNA is used in the meaning of war.

I think that the diminutive 'vojničku' is used to fit in to the rhythm of the music. One of the versions known is 'radši se dám na vojnu, na vojnu dám'."

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Hana Cice for contributing and translating this song.

Image: Cabbage Field with Willows (1893), Victor Borisov-Musatov.

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