Usti Usti Baba

Usti Usti Baba

A Macedonian Roma song about the moment during wedding ceremony when the bride’s dowry, the cheiz, is brought out of her house. It can accompany the Rom dance Cocek. Song made famous by Kocani Orkestar, Oskestar version.

Usti Usti Baba
Ushti ushti, baba,
O davulja maren,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven. / x2

Me phenjake aven
O davulja maren,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven. / x2

Me phenjake aven,
E najsukarjakje,
E najsukarjakje, baba,
E najtiknorjakje. / x2

Ushti baba, usti,
O cheizi ikal,
O cheizi ikal, baba,
E najtiknorjakje. / x2

Ushti ushti, baba,
O davulja maren,
O davulja maren, baba,
Me phenjake aven. / x2

Wake up, wake up, father (Translation)
Wake up, wake up, father,
The drum is beating,
The drum is beating.
They’re coming for my sister.
They’re coming for my sister,

The most beautiful one,
The most beautiful one, father,
The smallest one.

Wake up, wake up, father,
The dowry is being taken out,
The dowry is being taken out,
The smallest one.

Wake up, wake up, father,
The drum is beating,
The drum is beating,
They’re coming for my sister.

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