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Fekete főd, fehér az én zsebkendőm (1907) BB47

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8 Hungarian Folksongs (BB47)

Fekete főd, fehér az én zsebkendőm

Fekete főd, fehér az én zsebkendőm,
Elhagyott a legkedvesebb szeretőm.
Ugy elhagyott, hogy még meg sem siratott,
Érzi szívem, nemsokára meghalok.

Black is the earth

Black is the earth, white is my handkerchief.
My lover has abandoned me.
He abandoned me without any tears.
My heart knows that soon I will die.

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Béla Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist and an ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers.

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