Alto tutorial for Tancuj, tancuj by Miroslav Šmíd

The Tancuj, tancuj song learning material for the alto vocal group is a part of the freely available online choral library with music from Slovak composers. It was created with the support of Slovak Arts Council (Fond na podporu umenia).

In addition to the tutorial recordings for altos (found below), we include the lyrics of the alto group with their pronunciation. These can be found in the bottom part of the page.

Alto tutorial for song Tancuj, tancuj

The performance is in the prescribed tempo, recorded by members of the Technik STU Choir. If you are interested in singing with the Technik STU choir, consider joining us.

Alto in the foreground

Alto 1
Alto 2

Recording of all voices without altos

All voices without alto 1
All voices without alto 2

All voices together

Alto lyrics and pronunciation for Tancuj, tancuj

Original text transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj, vykrúcaj,
tantsuj tantsuj vikruːtsaj vikruːtsaj
len mi piecku nezrúcaj, nezrúcaj,
lɛn mi piɛtsku nɛzruːtsaj nɛzruːtsaj
Dobrá piecka na zimu, na zimu,
dɔbraː piɛtska na zimu na zimu
nemá každý perinu, perinu.
nɛmaː kaʒdiː pɛrinu.

traːlalala traːlalala la la la la lalaːla lalaːla

Pobil cigán cigánku, cigánku
pɔbil tsigaːn tsigaːnku tsigaːnku
v tom zeleném župánku, župánku,
ftɔm zɛlɛnɛːm ʒupaːnku ʒupaːnku
ciganečka cigána cigána
tsigaːnɛtʃka tsigaːna tsigaːna
po zadečkách vidláma vidláma.
pɔ zadɛtʃkaːx vidlaːma vidlaːma

traːlalala traːlalala la la la la lalaːla lalaːla

Mala som ja rukávce, rukávce,
mala sɔm ja rukaːvtsɛ rukaːftsɛ
dala som ich cigánce, cigánce
dala sɔm ix tsigaːntsɛ tsigaːntsɛ
cigánečko malúčka malúčka
tsigaːnɛtʃkɔ maluːtʃka maluːtʃka
pričaruj mi synečka synečka.
pritʃarujmi sinɛtʃka sinɛtʃka.

traːlalala traːlalala la la la la lalaːla lalaːla


od večera do rána, do rána
ɔd vɛtʃɛra dɔ raːna dɔ raːna
rosa naňho padala padala.
rɔsa naɲɦɔ padala padala.

traːlalala traːlalala la la la la lalaːla lalaːla

Further help, notes on pronunciation and English approximations of the sounds can be found in this Wikipedia article.

Choral interpretation of Tancuj, tancuj