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Ostatni mazur – Le dernier mazour (1934) FP69

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8 Chansons polonaises (FP69)

Ostatni mazur – Le dernier mazour

Jeszcze jeden mazur dzisiaj, nim poranek świta,
‘Czy pozwoli Pana Krzysia?’ młody ułan pyta.
I tak długo błaga, prosi, boć to w polskiej ziemi:
W pierwsza parę ją ponosi, a sto par za niemi.
On coś pannie szepce w uszko, i ostrogą dzwoni,
Pannie tłucze się serduszko, i liczko się płoni.
Cyt, serduszko, nie płoń liczka, bo ułan niestały:
O pół mili wre potyczka, słychać pierwsze strzały.
Słychać strzały, głos pobudki, dalej na koń, hurra!
Lube dziewczę porzuć smutki, dokonczym mazura.
Jeszcze jeden krąg dokoła, jeden uścisk bratni,
Trabka budzi, na koń woła, mazur to ostatni.

The Last Mazurka

Let us dance one more mazurka before the morning dawn,
“Krzysia, will you dance with me?” asks young uhlan.
He begs and pleads, on this Polish soil:
Sweeps her off to dance as first pair, a hundred others follow.
He whispers something into her ear, clanking his spurs,
Girl’s heart is pounding, cheeks blush.
Be still heart, do not blush cheeks because uhlan is inconstant:
Battle rages half a mile away, first shots are heard.
Shots are heard, reveille is sounded, mount horses, hurrah!
My dear girl, do not be sad, we shall finish the mazurka.
Just one more circle, one more brotherly embrace,
The bugle sounds wake-up call, this is the last mazurka.

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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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