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Odjazd – Le Départ (1934) FP69

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8 Chansons polonaises (FP69)

Odjazd – Le Départ

Rży koniczek mój bułany,
Puśćcie, czas już czas!
Matko, ojcze mój kochany,
Żegnam, żegnam was.
Cóżby życie warte było,
Gdybym gnuśnie zgasł?
Dosyć, dosyć się marzyło,
Teraz nie ten czas.
Zdala słyszę trąb hałasy,
Dobosz w bęben grzmi,
Rzucam, rzucam słodkie czasy,
Błogosławcie mi!

The departure

My dun horse neighs,
The time has come, let me go!
My dear mother and father,
I bid you goodbye.
What would my life be worth,
Had I died idle and indolent?
Enough, no more dreaming,
No time for that now.
From afar I hear a bugle,
Drum-major’s drum thunders,
I shun, I abandon sweet life,
Give me your blessing!

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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (F7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music.

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