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Wisła – La Vistule (1934) FP69

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8 Chansons polonaises (FP69)

Wisła – La Vistule

Płynie Wisła płynie,
Po polskiej krainie,
A dopóki płynie,
Polska nie zaginie.
Zobaczyła Kraków,
Wnet go pokochała:
I w dowód miłości
W stęgą opasała.
Bo ten polski naród
Ten ma urok w sobie,
Kto go raz pokochał,
Nie zapomni w grobie.

The Vistula River

Vistula flows and flows,
Through the Polish countryside,
And for as long as it flows,
Poland will not perish.
She saw Cracow,
And it was love at first sight:
As a token of her love
She adorned Cracow with a sash.
For this Polish Nation
Has such bewitching charm,
That once loved,
It is never forgotten, even in a grave.

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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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