Performance

[Story-pattern]
Kad zavika beže Bećirbeže: 811 When bey Bećirbey began to shout:
vO djidijo, Baturiću bane, 812 “O stalwart hero, Baturić ban, C
Jaši tvoju pretilu kobilu 813 Mount your stout mare
Da mi, bane, megdan dijelimo.” 814 So that we can fight a duel, o ban.” C
vA kad skoći Baturiću bane, 815 But when Baturić ban jumped up, C
vA prifati koplje koštunovo -- 816 And he grabbed his bone-hard spear -- C
Na kome je vod med'jeda glava, 817 On which was a bear's head, C
vA vu glavi dva filova zuba, 818 And in the head two ivory tusks, C
vA voko nji' trista praporaca -- 819 And around them three hundred wether-bells --
ijem plaši konje vi junake. 820 With which he terrified horses and heroes.
Pa zajava debeviju vranu, 821 Then he mounted his black mare, C
Još zavika Baturiću bane: 822 And once again Baturić ban began to shout:
“Bježi ćaći, beže Bećirbeže; 823 “Run back to papa, bey Bećirbey;
Jazuk ti je poginuti mladu, 824 It's a pity for a young man to perish,
vI ti jesi jedinak u babe.” 825 And you are your father's only son.”
“Neću, bane, megdan da činimo!” 826 “I will not, ban; let's fight the duel!” C
vOnda reče Baturiću bane: 827 And then Baturić ban spoke:
“ekaj mene, beže Bećirbeže -- 828 “Wait for me, bey Bećirbey --
vA ću moju vigrati kobilu, 829 And I will dance my mare; C
*i* Ja ću, junak, udariti na te; 830 Then I'll attack straight at you, hero; C
vAko li mi, Bećko, ne pobjegneš, 831 If you don't flee from me, Bećko,
vOnda ti ćeš udarati na me.” 832 Then you'll attack straight at me.”
vA na piku Bećirbeg ostade; 833 And Bećirbey stayed at the starting place; C
Ban odigra bedeviju vranu, 834 The ban finished dancing his black mare,
Pa je brzu nazad okrenuvo. 835 Then he quickly turned his horse around.
Bala bane koplje' koštunovim, 836 The ban feinted with his bone-hard spear, C
ijem plaši konje vi junake; 837 With which he terrified horses and heroes;
Stadijaše golub pobjegnuti, 838 Bećko's dove started to flee, C
vA ne dade beže Bećirbeže: 839 But bey Bećirbey did not permit it:
“Stoj, golube, dobar od megdana! 840 “Stop, my dove, my fine battle steed! C
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