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Martin Votruba

 

Native Country

 

Clip soundrack song lyrics (Slovak language)

 

  Hej, zahoreli zore na tom našom dvore. Hey, the burning dawn has risen in our farmyard.
  Vstávaj, šuhaj, vstávaj hore, Get up, lad, rise up,
  sedlaj kone motorové. saddle the engine-driven horses.
  Ej, duní chotár, duní, Ey, the village grounds resound, resound,
  spev letí po grúni. song flies across the slope.
  Šíre pole milý orie, My beloved plows the wide field,
  vozí sa mi na traktore. cruises on a tractor, my dear.

 

 

The phrase "the wide field" was a potential buoyant reference to the new, large fields created by the communist authorities out of the farmers' confiscated ("nationalized") smaller fields in the early 1950s.

 

The singer on the soundtrack is Margita Skyvová, née Dalmadyová.

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