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Annyi bánat a szívemen, 'So much sorrow has bent' (1907) BB47

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8 Hungarian Folksongs (BB47)

Annyi bánat a szívemen, 'So much sorrow has bent'

Anynyi bánat az szűvemen
Kétrét hajlott az egeken.
Ha még egyet hajlott volna:
Szűvem ketté hasadt volna.
Én elmegyek közülletek,
Isten maradjon veletek.
Tőllem több panaszt nem hallasz,
Kit hallottál, avval maradsz.

So much sorrow has bent

So much sorrow has bent
my heart in the sky.
If it bends once more,
my heart will split in two.
I am going away from among you.
God stay with you.
From me you will hear no more complaints.
What you hear comes from those who stay.

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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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