Slovenian Music

Happy Birthday, Dear Donald!

"Happy Birthday, Dear Donald!" by Ansambel Roka Žlindre
Happy Birthday Dear Donald.mp4
MP4 video/audio file [814.4 KB]

Donald Bozic and his sister Marie, March 29, 2012

Thanks to our dear friends (and now adopted family members) Janja Horvat and Tomaž Habinc from Slovenia, Don Bozic was gifted with Ansambel Roka Žlindre's three CD's, a signed poster by the band, and a very special recording of "Happy Birthday, Dear Donald" recorded expressly for him in their studio! Listen to this "Happy Birthday" recording and see if it brings tears to your eyes, as it did to ours. We are overwhelmed by Ansambel Roka Žlindre's gracious gesture and wish them the utmost success!

Kol'kor kaplic, tol'ko let (Živio)!

Kol'kor kaplic, tol'ko let (Živio)
Ansambel Gregorji, Slovenia
Kolkor kapljic.mp3
MP3 audio file [849.8 KB]

"Kol'kor Kaplic, Tol'ko Let", or as we refer to it, "Živio" is the family's party anthem. We sing this song many times during our annual cook-offs in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. About 25 of us sang it in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada during our visit to the Hočevars. We sang it with our new friends and relatives we met for the first time in Slovenia. We absolutely love this song!

Lyrics in Slovenian       Lyrics in English

Kol'kor kaplic, tol'ko let,

Bog nam daj na svet živet!

Živio, oj živio, oj živio na svet!

 

Naj bo stara, al' pa mlada,

Vsaka ima fanta rada.

Živio, oj živio, oj živio na svet!

 

Kdor pa kislo se drži,

Ta za našo družbo ni!

Živio, oj živio, oj živio na svet!

     

God, let us live as many years,

As there are drops of wine in our glasses!

Here's to life, here's to life, here's to life!

 

No matter whether she is old or young,

Every woman is happy to have a lad.

Here's to life, here's to life, here's to life!

 

For anyone who is a sourpuss,

There is no room for you at this party!

Here's to life, here's to life, here's to life!

V Dolini Tihi / In The Quiet Valley (1966)

Lyrics in Slovenian Lyrics in English

V dolini tihi je vasica mala.
V večernem mraku vse že mirno spava.
Le eno okno še odprto je.
Na njem slonelo žalostno dekle.

 

Vse že spava samo mesec sveti.
Tja na oknu otožnemu dekleti.
In jo sprašuje zakaj da še ne spi.
Zakaj tak grenke solze briše si.

 

Slavček pel je pel je pesem svojo.
Jaz tajila sem ljubezen mojo.
Al' on odšel je odšel je daleč proč.
Zapel zavriskal je v tiho noč.



In the quiet valley there is a small village.
In the evening dusk all is calmly sleeping.
Just one window still is open.
On it was leaning a sad girl.

 

All is still sleeping just the Moon is shining.
On the window of the melancholy girl. 
And is asking her why she isn't asleep.
Why she is wiping her bitter tears.

 

Nightingale sang and sang his song.
I hid my love.
But he went, he went far away.
He sang, he whistled in the silent night.

 

Zbor "Bled", Canada

Zbor "Bled", Canada. April 2005.

Our relative, John Hočevar, from Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada (second from the left) is one of the members of Zbor "Bled". Great harmony, beautiful voices, and heartfelt singing from the land of our ancestors. Enjoy!

Od kod si potnik
Zbor "Bled", Canada
01 Od kod si potnik.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.8 MB]
Ko ptičica
Zbor "Bled", Canada
02 Ko pticica.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.2 MB]
To sladko zlato vince
Zbor "Bled", Canada
03 To sladko zlato vince.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.3 MB]
Kaj bi te vptašal
Zbor "Bled", Canada
04 Kaj bi te vptasal.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.3 MB]
Ko b' sodov ne b'lo
Zbor "Bled", Canada
05 Ko b sodov ne b lo.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.6 MB]
Žabe
Zbor "Bled", Canada
06 Zabe.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.6 MB]
Teče mi vodica
Zbor "Bled", Canada
07 Tece mi vodica.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.2 MB]
Oj, Triglav moj dom
Zbor "Bled", Canada
08 Oj Triglav moj dom.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.4 MB]
Pleničke je prala
Zbor "Bled", Canada
09 Plenicke je prala.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.2 MB]
Slovenec sem
Zbor "Bled", Canada
10 Slovenec sem.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.9 MB]
Luna sije
Zbor "Bled", Canada
11 Luna sije.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.6 MB]
Zvečer se pa fantje
Zbor "Bled", Canada
12 Zvecer se pa fantje.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.7 MB]
Sijaj mi sončece
Zbor "Bled", Slovenia
13 Sijaj mi soncece.mp3
MP3 audio file [5.6 MB]
Tam na vrtu
Zbor "Bled", Canada
14 Tam na vrtu.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.3 MB]
Utihnil je
Zbor "bled", Canada
15 Utihnil je.mp3
MP3 audio file [4.5 MB]
Eno devo
Zbor "Bled", Canada
16 Eno devo.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.8 MB]
Vasovalec - Jaz pa vem
Zbor "Bled", Canada
17 Vasovalec Jaz pa vem.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.8 MB]
Vse najlepše
Zbor "Bled", Canada
18 Vse najlepse.mp3
MP3 audio file [3.9 MB]
V Gorenjsko oziram se
Zbor "Bled", Canada
19 V Gorenjsko oziram se.mp3
MP3 audio file [2.9 MB]