This song is from the point of view of a female slave during the Ottoman Empire.

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*Literally an "oka", which is a unit of weight in the Ottoman Empire that was approximately equal to 1.25 kilograms (2.75 pounds).

According to Wikipedia, "The song has been in Bosnia since Ottoman times. "

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Mama Lisa. Thanks to Aleksandra Grbic for her correction.

Image: In the Bazaar (1914), August Macke