“Tambur” – music video for Damir Imamovic Sevdah Takht


from “Dvojka” (Glitterbeat Records, 2016), lyrics: traditional (Erlangen’s manuscript, cca. 1720), music: Damir Imamović (full album order at: https://damir-imamovic.bandcamp.com/album/dvojka )

Video by Amer Kapetanović (2018)

Damir Imamovic Sevdah Takht are:

Damir Imamović (vocal&tambur)
Ivan Mihajlović (el. bass)
Nenad Kovačić (percussion)
Ivana Đurić (violin)

“Dvojka” has been produced by Chris Eckman.

tekst:

Tambur bije Čelebija Mujo
Vino pije krijući od majke
Al’ ga stara opazila majka
“E, moj sine, Čelebija Mujo
Hoće paša tebe da obisi
Zbog tambure i zbog jauklije
Što ti ljubiš po Livnu divojke
Po Uskoplju udovice mlade”
“Ne karaj me moja draga majko
Zbog tambure i zbog jauklije
Zbog tambure i zbog jauklije
Zbog mojega grla prejasnoga

Već mi kaži, moja mila majko
O koje će drvo da me vješa
Deblo bih mu zlatom ispunio
Grane bi mu srebrom obvijao
A na vrhu tambur obisio
Ko god prođe neka čudo gleda
Di obišen Čelebija Mujo
Zbog tambure i zbog jauklije
Di obišen haramija Mujo
Zbog svojega grla prejasnoga”

lyrics (translated by Amira Sadiković):

Mujo Čelebi plays his tambur
Sipping wine, hiding from his mother
She did see him, and she spoke
“My dear son,
The Pasha will hang you
For the tambur and for the maids
For courting city maidens
And flirting with country widows”
“Mother, dear, don’t you scold me
For my tambur and for the maids
For my tambur and for the maids
And for my clear, bright voice

But tell me now, mother dear
Which tree he wants to hang me from
To fill its trunk with gold
To cover its branches with silver
To hang my tambur from the top
For people to see and wonder
How Mujo Čelebi was hanged
For his tambur and for the maids
How Mujo the unfortunate was hanged
For his clear, bright voice”

Video directed, shot and edited by Amer Kapetanović
More on Damir Imamovic – http://www.damirimamovic.com

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