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Smilevo slavno v ogan gori


(A song about the Battle of Smilevo from 1903)
Smilevo slavno v ogan gori - Sung by Pande Kominovski


Topovite grmat, tatni zemjata,
plamen se diga do neboto.

Zhalete, brakja, brakja slavjani,
Smilevo slavno v ogan gori.

Zhenite plachat, pishtat decata,
momi se krijat vo bezspokoj.

Nasproti stoi Dame Gruev,
verna druzhina komanduva.

- Udrete, brakja, ne se plashete,
skoro ke padne ovoj tiran!

I na ova carstvo ke dostoeme,
nad taja pusta tiranija.


The Battle of Smilevo occurred in the village of Smilevo on August 2, 1903, during the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. The decision for the uprising was taken during the Smilevo Congress from May 2 to May 7, 1903.