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Za Radon Todev


(A song about the Pirin region voivode Radon Todev)
Za Radon Todev - Perform by Sasho Gigov - Gish & La Colonie Volvox


Gluha e doba potajna,
mesec e grejnal nad selo,
de gjidi, s'nce ajdushko,
de gjidi, s'nce ajdushko.

Po drum druzhina minuva
kraj selo krotko, zaspalo,
de gjidi, selo komitsko,
de gjidi, selo komitsko.

Zhalna im baba nasreshcha
milo si pita druzhina:
Druzhina mila na baba,
kam vi, druzhina, mlad Radon,
deka, druzhina, ostana
moeto chedo perinsko?
- Ostana, babo, ostana
gore mi gore na Rila,
na Godlevskata planina.

Kam mu, druzhina, pushkata,
pushkata, babi, druzhkata?
- Ostana, babo, ostana,
gore mi gore na Rila,
na bor stoleten, vekoven.

Kam mu, druzhina, sabjata,
sabjata chichovata mu,
druzhina mila na baba?
- Ostana, babo, ostana,
gore mi gore na Rila,
po tie shirni poleni,
de gjidi zdreli jagodi.

Kam mu, druzhina, kjepeto,
tri godin go baba kjetila,
miloto kjepe komitsko?
- Ostana, babo, ostana
gore mi gore na Rila,
na diva koza legalo.

- Zhalna mi babo, poslushaj,
koga nosh strashna nastane,
zavijat v'ci, lesici,
zabuhat ptici zlokobni -
buhajte ptici krvnishki! -
Kogato revne i gorata -
oj, more, goro zelena! -
Radon ot groba izlazi,
otkacha pushka ot boro,
zapasa sabja frengija,
nameta kjepe komitsko,
po gori brodi samoten,
chicho si Blago da trasi.

Kam vi, druzhina, mlad Radon,
mlad Radon, vasha vojvoda,
moeto chedo perinsko,
moeto chedo perinsko!?


Radon Todev
Radon Georgiev Todev, born in 1872 in Bansko (Pirin Region), was a voivode of IMARO, participated in the Ilinden Uprising. On October 4, 1903 together with his cheta of 70 men they got into a battle with the Turkish army, trying to defend the local population opening them a path to escape from the Razlog area villages which were burned by the Turkish forces. The Turkish army of 600 soldiers surrounded Radon's cheta and after a 5 hours of fierce battle he and his entire cheta heroically died.