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Five Songs from Orebić from the 18th and early 19th Century

Cvito Fisković

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In this paper the author continues to publish folk songs from the 18th and early 19th centuries, which he had collected as early as before Second World War in his native Orebić and the surrounding villages on the peninsula of Pelješac. Some of the songs were published in this publication, and some other were published elsewhere. Five songs, unknown until now, were found among the manuscripts and notebooks of ancient sea captains from the times they sailed on the sailing ships. By their content, these are love songs. One song denotes to have happened in the village of Kućište near Orebić, and another sings of adultery of a Dubrovnik noble-woman, for which she got killed by her husband. The five songs were written in the style of the 18th and early 19th centuries, and, apart from the style, can be so dated for some other circumstances. The ancient sea captains from Pelješac used to note down and copy folk songs on their sailing ships, thus proving their knowledge of their native Croatian language, as well as their subtle affection to their homeland.


folk songs, Orebić, 18 century, 19 century

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