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PAUL IS DRINKING - LOZA BAND

Pavle mi pie - Song from Macedonia


WFMU, Golden Festival (curators) recorded live at the

2018 GOLDEN FESTIVAL on January 13th, 2018


Audio from Free Music Archive,

includes Creative Commons license to share.


With thanks to Loza band for this performance and shared band pictures.

English translation and transliteration of lyrics, adapted from various sources.


Scroll down for link to Macedonian folksong website - includes translations to English, Turkish and German, together with lyrics from Macedonia.

Pavle mi pie

Pavle mi pie,

vino em rakija,

vino em rakija.


Paul is drinking, wine and brandy.


Mo-re to-mi ispil

Mo-re to-mi ispil

tri iljadi grosha.

tri iljadi grosha.


He already drank

three thousand pennies worth.


Vezden sedi Pavle mo-re,

vo ladna meana,

vino pi-e, em luta rakija.

vino pi-e, em luta rakija.


Paul sits all day

in the cold tavern,

drinking wine and strong spirits.

Dejgidi pavle meraklija

Na vino i na luta rakija

Dejgidi pavle meraklija

Na vino i na luta rakija


Oh guide Paul's addiction

To wine and hot brandy


Koga dojde vreme

Koga dojde vreme

vino da se plat-i,

Pavle pa-ri ne-ma.


When the time came

to pay for the wine,

Paul had no money.


Dejgidi Pavle,

Dejgidi Pavle,

Pavle pijanica.

Pavle pijanica.


Oh guide Paul, Paul the drunkard.