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[Story-pattern]
hEj! Gazija Djerdelez Alija! 871 Ej! the hero Djerdelez Alija! C
Zavikaše turske buljubaše: 872 Meanwhile, the Turkish captains began to shout: C
“Pa na noge, turski krajišnici! 873 “To your feet, Turkish borderguards! C
Blag' onome ko danas pogine, 874 Eternal reward to him who perishes today, C
vA ćabulu ledja ne vokrene! 875 And to the blessed one who does not turn his back! C
Dženetu su vrata votvorena 876 The gates to paradise are open
vA jizlišle dženetske vurije; 877 And the immortal houris have come out; C
vU rukam' im krzli peštemalji 878 In their hands they hold red shrouds
Što ‘vaćaju današnje šenite.” 879 To receive those martyred in battle today.” C
vA na noge momci vuvuriše. 880 And the young men rose to their feet. C
Juriš udri sa četiri strane: 881 The assault struck toward the four compass-points: C
vA kad momak na topove sidje, 882 And when a young man reached the cannon,
vUči momak ezan na topovim', 883 That young man offered a prayer over them, C
Na topovim' i na toprakmarim'. 884 Over the cannon and over the trenches. C
Da još kako vuči žalovito, 885 Even as he prayed mournfully, C
## jOvako momak progovara: 886 The young man addressed his comrades in this way: C
“Naprijed te, naša braćo draga, 887 “Onward, our dear brothers,
Danas naša sila zadobila! 888 Today our army has triumphed!
Ja sam samac uzevo topove, 889 I myself have taken these cannon,
Sve topove lešom zavalijo 890 Blocked all the cannon with corpses
Toprakmare krvi napojijo.” 891 Filled up the trenches with blood.” C
vA naprijed sila svakolika. 892 So onward charged the entire army.
Jeka stala za četiri zata -- 893 The din lasted for four hours --
Bože mijo, nevuredna jada! 894 O dear God, such chaotic grief! C
Sve proljeću konji prez junaka 895 Everywhere horses flew by without their riders C
jAli monci prez dobrije konja 896 Or young men without their fine steeds. C
Stoji zveka pale ji jandžara, 897 The clang of blade and dagger rose up, C
Stoji jeka ranjena junaka. 898 The scream of wounded heroes rose up.
Brežine se glavam' odkitile, 899 The hills were decorated with heads, C
vEj! Doline krvi napojile. 900 Ej! The valleys filled with blood. C
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