Topcheto Pukna (Топчето пукна) (English translation)

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Topcheto Pukna (Топчето пукна)

Какво е чудо
Чудо станало
Чудо станало
В каменна Клисура?
 
Пустите клисурци
Станали московци -
А панагюрци -
Донски казаци! (х2)
 
Войвода им беше
Георги Бенковски,
Развява байрак
Райна Княгиня.
 
Пустите клисурци
Станали московци -
А панагюрци -
Донски казаци! (х2)
 
Топове им бяха
Черешово дърво
Гюллета им бяха
Кантар топузи.
 
Пустите клисурци
Станали московци -
А панагюрци -
Донски казаци! (х2)
 
Топчето пукна,
Европа стресна,
Русия скокна
Клисура да брани
 
Пустите клисурци
Станали московци -
А панагюрци -
Донски казаци! (х2)
 
Submitted by sandring on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 12:16
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English translation

The Cannon Burst

What a marvel
A marvel happened
A marvel happened
In stone Klissúra*?
 
The wretched Klissúra folks
Became Moskóvetz** folks -
And the Panagyúrishte*** folks -
Don Cossacks! (x2)
 
Georgi Benkovski****
was their voivode (war-leader),
Ráina Knyaguínya*****
Was waving the flag
 
The wretched Klissúra folks
Became Moskóvetz** folks -
And the Panagyúrishte*** folks -
Don Cossacks! (x2)
 
Their cannons were made of
Cherry tree
Their cannonballs were
Scale weights.
 
The wretched Klissúra folks
Became Moskóvetz** folks -
And the Panagyúrishte*** folks -
Don Cossacks! (x2)
 
The cannon shot,
Europe got scared,
Russia rushed
Klissúra to defend
 
The wretched Klissúra folks
Became Moskóvetz** folks -
And the Panagyúrishte*** folks -
Don Cossacks! (x2)
 
Submitted by Nadejda Silva on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:09
Added in reply to request by sandring
Author's comments:

* Klissúra - a small historical town in Bulgaria

** Moskóvetz - a historical village in Southern Bulgaria

*** Panagyúrishte - a city in Central Bulgaria

**** Geórgi Benkóvski - a Bulgarian revolutionary and leading figure in the organization and direction of the Bulgarian anti-Ottoman April Uprising of 1876

***** Knyaguínya - a royal and noble title in different times of history and different ancient Slavic lands
- Rayna Knyaginya - aka "Queen of the Bulgarians" was a Bulgarian teacher and revolutionary born in Panagyurishte.

Comments
sandring    Thu, 12/07/2018 - 08:50

Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear Nadejda, for all your pains to translate the song and comment on it. That's a valuable asset to my collection. Regular smile

Nadejda Silva    Thu, 12/07/2018 - 09:58

You are very welcome! Well, I won't say "pain" rather I would say I had good time re-reading part of the Bulgarian history. So, the thank you should go to you as well Regular smile And by the way this is a song that was sang in school in music class.
Cheers