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Mitre Vlao teshko ranet


A song about the voivode Dimitar Pandurov
Mitre Vlao teshko ranet - Sung by Nikolina Kuzmanovska
(in Kostur dialect)

Mitre Vlao teshko ranet,
mu se moli na drugari:
- Oj drugari, mili bratja,
podajte mi dulbijata.

- Da ja v`rla Vich planina,
da raspula gore-dolu,
planinite, dolinite,
i Baskarskite izvori.

- Da se prosta so Kostursko
i so cela Makedonija,
da se prosta so Kostursko
i so Makedonija.

- bratja - Kostur dialect form for brakja (brothers) ("Istorija na makedonskiot jazik" Blaze Koneski, Skopje 1986, page 90)
- v`rla (frle, frla) - to aim/direct
- raspula - to look over


Another version of this song:

Mitre Vlao smrtno ranen

Mitre Vlao smrtno ranen
smrtno ranen v`v Usoja,
Mitre Vlao smrtno ranen
smrtno ranen v`v Usoja.

Mu se moli na drugari
da mu dadat duljbijata,
mu se moli na drugari
da mu dadat duljbijata.

Da ja frle gore-dolu,
gore-dolu Konomladi,
gore-dolu Konomladi,
da ja vide Mitrevica.

Mitrevica e vdovica
s`s pet malki drebni deca,
Mitrevica e vdovica
s`s pet malki drebni deca.


Another song about Mitre Vlasheto:

P`to ti fatie, more Mitre

P`to ti fatie, more Mitre,
tri iljadi Turci,
tri iljadi Turci, more Mitre,
sè anadolci.

Mitre, Mitre more Vlashe,
Mitre, Mitre bre, vojvoda!

Sam Mitre mi beshe, djanam,
sam Mitre mi beshe,
so dvanajset dushi, more,
bre, kosturchane.

Mitre, Mitre more Vlashe,
Mitre, Mitre bre, vojvoda!

Juzbashija vika Mitre:
"Predaj se, bre Mitre,
predaj se, bre Mitre, more,
sultan ke te prosti."

Mitre, Mitre more Vlashe,
Mitre, Mitre bre, vojvoda!

Mitre odgovori, more,
Mitre odgovori,
Mitre odgovori, more,
so dvanajset zalpa.

Mitre, Mitre more Vlashe,
Mitre, Mitre bre, vojvoda!

Tam Mitre zagina, lele,
so dvanajset dushi,
sè odbor junaci, more,
sichki kosturchane.

Mitre, Mitre more Vlashe,
Mitre, Mitre bre, vojvoda!

- zalp (zalpa, zalpovi) - volley


Mitre Vlasheto
Dimitar Pandurov, known as Mitre Vlasheto (Vlao, Vlaha, Vlaot) - born in 1873 in the village of Konomladi (Κονομπλάτι/Μακροχώρι, Kostur/Kastoria region) was a voivode of IMARO, a participant on the Smilevo Congress and the Ilinden Uprising, a fighter against the Greek propaganda in Macedonia. According to some sources he was of Aromanian origin, according to others he was not and the name Vlaha (Aromanian) was a nickname only. On February 22, 1907 he and his cheta were surrounded by Turkish army in the village of Zhupanishcha (Ζουπάνιτσα/Λεύκη, Kostur/Kastoria region) betrayed by people paid by the Kostur region Greek bishop Germanos Karavangelis. After a tough battle Mitre and his entire cheta were severely wounded and they killed themselves.