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Az ördög elvitte a fináncot (1952)

Part of a series or song cycle:

Öt Arany-dal (5 Arany Songs)

Az ördög elvitte a fináncot

Jött az ördög hegedűszóval,
elvitte a fináncot,
és minden asszony így kiált:
"Belzebúb, éljen a táncod!"
Az ördög e tánccal oda van,
oda van a finánccal.
"Cefrét verünk, főzünk italt,
lakomát csapunk, nagy táncot:
Szépen köszönjük, hogy viszed,
Belzebúb, a fináncot!"
Az ördög...

The devil has taken away the taxman

The devil came along playing the violin,
he took the taxman away with him;
and all the women called out:
'Beelzebub, long live your dance!'
The devil is gone with his dance,
is gone with the taxman.
'We're mixing the mash, brewing the drink,
setting the banquet, dancing:
we are giving thanks, Beelzebub,
that you took the taxman with you!'
The devil is gone...

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György Sándor Ligeti was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music.

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János Arany was a Hungarian journalist, writer, poet, and translator. He wrote over 102 ballads, which have been translated into over 50 languages.

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