Balkan party music in Seattle

Kceri moja Aliji

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

Popular in much of former Yugoslavia, this traditional song is said to be Turkish in origin. It’s one of several songs in which the daughter says she doesn’t want to marry any of the village worthies that her father proposes – oh no, she wants to marry a bekrija, a bad boy who likes to party. The stong is often performed with a man singing the father’s lyrics, a woman singing the daughter’s lyrics, and both singing the chorus.

 

Kceri moja Aliji

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Kceri moja Aliji lyrics

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Usnija Redzepova, 1988 (similar to chart above:

 

Nenad Jovanovic, 1975 (less similar to chart above):

 

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