Sidi Mara

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"Sedi Mara na Kamen Studencu" ("Girl on the Rock") is a Croatian folk song.[1] It may have been the source for the melody of the Hawaiian anthem "Aloha ʻOe".[2]

The song comes from the region of Sombor. It was originally sung with an ekavian accent.

"Sedi Mara na Kamen Studencu" has an Austro-German version called "Die Träne" ("The Tears"). When German bandmaster Henri Berger was invited to Hawaii by King Kamehameha V in 1872, he composed Hawaiian songs which were adapted from German folk tunes.

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