Zapjevala sojka ptica

The song title refers to a specific bird, a Jaybird singing a song which is telling the story about to unfold. 

The song is a traditional (Narodna) song sung throughout the Balkans 

It’s a simple song about a girl who is about to get married. 

Our jaybird starts singing, thinking the dawn has arrived. 

The jaybird sings to Kato (the golden one) that it’s time to awaken and to prepare the gifts for her in-laws. 

Kato replies that she is young and poor and has no gifts to provide. 

The jaybird then asks Kato since you are young and poor, why are you getting married? 

Kato replies that she had no idea that she was getting married – rather her mother arranged the wedding.