The dense fog came down, hey
The dense fog came down
On the Kosovo plain.
You cannot see a living soul round
Besides one tree very high.
Underneath a tailor seats
My jacket stitches he.
It has as many patterns on
As the stars in the sky.
A popular Serbian wedding song from Kosovo and Metohia. Although it is performed on festive occasions, the song begins with sad verses: "A dense fog has fallen... not a thing can be seen." A large number of songs from Kosovo begin with the same verses.
These words are a metaphor for the suffering and pain of the Kosovo Serbs in slavery under the Turks. Dense fog symbolizes the burden of life, under the pressure of which freedom cannot be glimpsed ("not a thing can be seen"). In the very next verse, like light shining through the darkness of slavery, the song places a tall tree in sight. Beneath it sits a tailor, sewing a wedding waistcoat upon which silver adornments shine like stars in the sky.
Belo Platno (eng:'White Linen') Music Instruments
All the instruments used by Belo platno band are traditional or traditional style made. These are: kaval, dvojanka, tambura, lute, violine, goch, daff, tarabuka, jew's hearp, riqq and tabla.