Tutorial: Tancuj, tancuj by Miroslav Šmíd

This song is a part of the freely available online choral tutorial library with music from Slovak composers. It was created with the support of Slovak Arts Council (Fond na podporu umenia).

Basic information about Tancuj, tancuj

Composer: Miroslav Šmíd
Description: Folk song arrangement
English name: Dance, Dance (translation of all lyrics can be found in the bottom part of the page)

Tutorial recordings for 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.

Choral performance of Tancuj, tancuj

Common lyrics of Tancuj, tancuj with an English translation

Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj,
Dance, dance, spin around,
len mi piecku nezrúcaj.
just don’t trip the stove.
Dobrá piecka na zimu,
The stove’s good for the winter,
nemá každý perinu.
not everyone’s got a blanket.

La la la…

Pobil cigán cigánku
The Gypsy man beat up his Gypsy wife
v tom zeleném župánku.
who had a green gown.
Cigánečka cigána
And the Gypsy wife beat up her Gypsy man,
po zadečkách vidláma.
hitting his butt with a pitchfork.

La la la…

Mala som ja rukávce,
I had nice gloves,
dala som ich cigánce,
I gave them to the Gypsy woman,
cigánečka malučká
Dear Gypsy woman,
pričaruj mi synečka.
Cast a spell and give me a little boy.

La la la…

Stojí vojak na varte
The soldier is standing on duty
v roztrhanom kabáte;
in a worn-torn overcoat;
od večera do rána
all the night till morning,
rosa naňho padala.
and the dew was falling on him.

La la la…