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Töltik a nagyerdő útját (1907) BB47

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8 Hungarian Folksongs (BB47)

Töltik a nagyerdő útját

Töltik a nagy erdő útját,
Viszik a székely katonát;
Viszik, Viszik, szegényeket,
Szegény székely legényeket.
Ugy elviszik arr’a helyre
Hol az út is vérrel festve,
Kit a golyó, kit a lándzsa,
Kit éles kard öszszevágta.

They are filling the great forest road

They are filling the great forest road
Taking away the Transylvanian soldiers,
Taking the unfortunate ones,
Poor Székler young men.
They take them away to that place
Where the road is red with blood,
From the men whom the bullet, the lance,
The sharp sword have cut.

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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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