Dunje ranke

Lyrics - Serbian

(Serbian folk song)

Idi kući, obuci se, lele, dunje ranke. (repeat)

Refrain
Dunje ranke, dunje ranke, kruške karamanke.

Idi kući, očešljaj se, lele, dunje ranke. (repeat) Refrain

Opet dođi, kolo vodi, lele, dunje ranke. (repeat) Refrain

EnglishTranslation – Fresh Quince*

Go home, get dressed, hey, fresh quince. (repeat)

Refrain
Fresh quince, fresh quince, pear karamanke**.

Go home, comb your hair, hey, fresh quince. (repeat) Refrain

Come again, lead the dance, hey, fresh quince. (repeat) Refrain
(source)

*quince = A hard, acid pear-shaped fruit used in preserves or as flavoring. (source)

**karamanke = a type of pear (source)

Dance

Formation: Students standing in a circle holding hands

Ms 1: Right foot step to the right, left foot step to the right (to meet the right foot)
Ms 2: Right foot step to the right, left foot tap
Ms 3: Left foot step to the left, right foot tap
Ms 4: Right foot step to the right, left foot tap
Repeat of Ms. 1-4, same, but opposite direction:
Ms 1: Left foot step to the left, right foot step to the left (to meet the left foot)
Ms 2: Left foot step to the right, right foot tap
Ms 3: Right foot step to the left, left foot tap
Ms 4: Left foot step to the right, right foot tap

Refrain
Ms. 5: Small hop to right, left foot step to the right (to meet the right foot)
Ms. 6-8 Repeat Ms. 5
Repeat of Ms. 5-8, same, but opposite direction:
Ms. 5: Small hop to left, right foot step to the left (to meet the left foot)
Ms. 6-8 Repeat Ms. 5

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