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Biała choragiewka – Le Drapeau blanc (1934) FP69

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8 Chansons polonaises (FP69)

Biała choragiewka – Le Drapeau blanc

Warszawianka dla kochanka szyła białą chorągiewkę,
To płakała, to wzdychała, śląc modły do Boga.
Warszawiaczek zrzucił fraczek
Przeciw cara jest czamara,
Kulka w rurkę, proch w panewkę,
I dalej na wroga.

White Standard

A Varsovian lady was sewing a white standard for her beloved,
She cried and sighed, supplicating God.
A Varsovian discarded his dress coat
Civilians in overcoats oppose the tsar,
Bullet in the pipe, gun powder in the pan,
Let us fight the enemy.

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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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