Glava kneza Lazara
The Head of Prince Lazar

Serbocroatian English
original text not yet transcribed When the army was on Kosovo,
where two emperors perished,
Emperor-Murat and prince Lazar,
Lazar’s head jumped,
it jumped into the water of the Sitnica,
so that Turk janissaries would not notice it.
This the father monks heard,
then put on great vestments,
and on their heads kalimavkion caps,
and in their hands the great gospel,
then they read great prayers:
“Go, body, whither you intended,
Either Rakovac or Šišatovac,
or that holy Ravanica,
which you built, Lazar,
built during your life
to lay your pure body to rest.”