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Dalmatian donkey.

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Dalmatian urban song.

Donkey as an enduring animal was of such an importace in a hard Dalmatian environment that it even appears in songs.

This song is a typical example of the parody, which is obviously aiming at the human analogy.

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BALADA O MAGARCU                        THE BALADE OF DONKEY

Magarac je volija magaricu mladu,       Donkey was in love with a young hinny,
oni su se volili samo za paradu.        They've been in love only for the show.

Nije, nije, nije pa nije,               It isn't, it isn't and it isn't,
nije to, majko, istina.                 Mother, it is not the truth.

Magarca su upregli u teske samare *,    Donkey has been harnessed under heavy burden,
magaricu pustili da po polju pase.      Hinny has been left to pasture on the field.

Nije, nije, nije pa nije,               It isn't, it isn't and it isn't,
nije to, majko, istina.                 Mother, it is not the truth.

Magarac je krepa od silnih ubaca,       Donkey has died of overmuch of strokes,
magarica nasla je drugoga magarca.      Hinny has found another donkey.

Nije, nije, nije pa nije,               It isn't, it isn't and it isn't,
nije to, majko, istina.                 Mother, it is not the truth.

* samar = sedlo za prenosenje tereta