“Wait for me, the setting sun, just to sew together my brother’s sleeves”: Family songs from Beli Timok (fieldwork material)

Folkloristics 8/1-2 (2023):
Author: Zoja Karanović and Vesna Đukić

The contribution features Serbian traditional songs noted down by Zoja Karanović and Vesna Đukić in the villages around Beli Timok in 1997 and 1998. They are a segment of thirty-one songs displaying family relations themes and motifs from an up-till-now unpublished and significantly larger collection. That is the reason why, for lack of a more appropriate term, they are classified as family songs.

Keywords: fieldwork, villages around Beli Timok, Serbian traditional songs, family songs, female singers, female tellers.