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Za Lazo Poptrajkov


Za Lazo Poptrajkov - sung by „Kosturchanki“


Zashcho plachish, zashcho zhalish,
ti visoki Lisich?
Odgovara zhalovito
toj visoki Lisich:
„Jas ke placha i ke zhalja
dur do vek i veka!“

„Zashcho viduf kak zaklae
Lazo popo Trajkov.
Otsekoe gorda glava
za pendese liri,
odnesoe vo Kostura
bakshish na despota.“

Stramno esti, stramno,
da se kazhi, za despota,
a ushte postramno esti
za toj shto go ubi.


Lazar Poptrajkov
Lazar (Lazo) Poptrajkov - born on April 10, 1878 in the village of Dambeni (Kostur area) was a Kostur region voivode of IMARO, a participant in the Ilinden Uprising in the region of Kostur. As a student in the Men's High School of Solun one of his teachers was Pere Toshev. On June 21, 1903 he wrote a poem titled "Lokvata and Vinjari" to commemorate the battle of Lokvata during the Ilinden Uprising. In October 1903 he was assassinated by the Grecoman Kottas Christou (Kote Hristov) who cut off Lazar's head and delivered it to the Greek metropolitan bishop Germanos Karavangelis.




Za Lazo Poptrajkov - sung by male folklore group


Zashcho plachish, zashcho zhalvash,
ti visoki Lisec,
zashcho s m`gla se pokrivash
od gore do dolu?

Jas ke placham, jas ke zhalvam,
dur do vek i vekov,
zashcho vidov kak zaklaha
Lazo Papa Trajkov.

Otrezaa mu glavata
za pendeset liri,
zanesoa ja vo Kostur,
bakshish na despoto.

Kolku sramno, sramno esti
za grckio despot,
shcho go plate dzvero Kote
da zakoli Lazo.

Aj da kazhim: „Bog da prosti
Lazo Papa Trajkov!
- prvio i najgolemio
kosturski nachalnik.


Lazar Poptrajkov
Lazar (Lazo) Poptrajkov - born on April 10, 1878 in the village of Dambeni (Kostur area) was a Kostur region voivode of IMARO, a participant in the Ilinden Uprising in the region of Kostur. As a student in the Men's High School of Solun one of his teachers was Pere Toshev. On June 21, 1903 he wrote a poem titled "Lokvata and Vinjari" to commemorate the battle of Lokvata during the Ilinden Uprising. In October 1903 he was assassinated by the Grecoman Kottas Christou (Kote Hristov) who cut off Lazar's head and delivered it to the Greek metropolitan bishop Germanos Karavangelis.