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[Story-pattern]
A vuzd'o ga šarenom uzicom -- 451 And he reined in his mount with a motley string --
A na njemu pa ni sedla nema, 452 And there was no saddle at all on the beast,
Vet' gunjinu samu prebačijo. 453 Only a coarse blanket he threw on. C
vUteg'o ga šarenijem užem, 454 He reined it up with a motley halter, C
A vo njemu ćorbe vobjesijo, 455 And hung knapsacks over it, C
vA vu njima brašno proševina. 456 And in them sifted flour-meal. C
vi još kažu da je junak Ibro, 457 But yet they said it was the hero Ibro,
vA za njime dvanajes' bešlija, 458 And behind him his twelve horsemen, C
Sve vu srmi ji čistome zlatu. 459 All in sterling silver and pure gold. C
vO! Za Talom dvanajes' bešlija, 460 O! Behind Tale his twelve horsemen, C
Sve vu srmi vi čistome zlatu. 461 All in sterling silver and pure gold. C
Kako Tale nagoni kulaša! 462 How Tale drove his dun-colored horse!
Koliko ga Tale ražljutijo! 463 How Tale enraged the poor beast! C
Sve mu travu voko puta pase, 464 It grazed on grass around the pat,
Dobar kulaš, s oblje dvije strane. 465 The good horse, from both sides. C
Kada Tale vu svatove dodje, 466 When Tale arrived among the wedding attendants,
vA bir dodje, von ružno zavika: 467 The moment he arrived, he began to shout and curse: C
“Beg Mustajbeg -- da mu jebe staru! -- 468 “Bey Mustajbey -- let him screw some old woman! -- C
vO Turčine, silan Osmanbeže, 469 O Turk, O powerful Osmanbey,
Jeste l' došli bega viskopati, 470 Have you come here to dig the bey's earth,
vIskopati jali zakućiti? 471 To dig earth or to build a house? C
vAko jesmo ljudi za svatova, 472 If we are men headed for a wedding,
Kratki danci, kaloviti klanci: 473 The days are short, the gorges fearsome: C
Postajući, kasno ćemo doći; 474 Lingering here, we'll get there late;
Pomičući, nekad ćemo doći. 475 Moving along, we'll get there sometime.
Da jidemo sada putovati!” 476 Let's start traveling now!”
vA zavika beže Mustajbeže: 477 And Mustajbey of the Lika began to shout:
“De voćemo, budalina Tale!” 478 “Well, then we shall, great fool Tale!” C
vA vuktaše zile ji borije, 479 And the cymbals and the trumpets sounded, C
Zavikaše kićeni čavuši: 480 And the elegant officers began to shout: C
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