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Vostani Serbie

Posted by Joni in General

I would like to present to you a wonderful song, Vostani Serbie, meaning Rise Again, Serbia. It was written and composed by reformist Dositej Obradovic in the early 19th century, and used as an informal national anthem in the First Serbian Uprising of 1804. It had a strong chance of becoming the national anthem of Serbia to replace the Yugoslav national anthem Hej Sloveni (Hey Slavs), and also later, when Serbia once again became independent in 2006, but since Serbia as a state only had one national anthem in the past, and that was Boze Pravde, or God of Justice, logically, God of Justice was chosen as the national anthem once again. But, this song, Vostani Serbie, nevertheless is a beautiful song, sung in a bit archaic (old) Serbian. The song also glorifies Bosnia, which is called the Serbian sister, as well as the sea land of Montenegro. And they all rejoice as Serbia rises from the ashes after centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule.

Here is the literal translation of the text and please see the video, the link is below. This song always makes me cry. Always.

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