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Szőlőhegyen keresztül (1924)

Szőlőhegyen keresztül

Szőlőhegyen keresztül
Men a leány öccsöstül,
Fehér nyaka gyöngyöstül,
Kezkenője csipkéstül.
Hej, ti-ni, ti-ni, ti-ni, ti-ni, ti-ni, din, din, don
Hej, Jancsika, Jancsika,
Mér nem nyőtté nagyobbra?
Nyőtté vóna nagyobbra,
Letté vóna katona.
Hej, ti-ni, ti-ni, ti-ni, ti-ni, ti-ni, din, din, don.

Through the vineyard

Through the vineyard
The boy walks with his sister:
A necklace is around her white neck,
And she has a lace handkerchief.
Hej, ti-ni, din, don…
Hey, Jancsika, Jancsika,
Aren’t you growing taller?
You should have become bigger
So you could become a soldier.
Hej, ti-ni, din, don…

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Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method.

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