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Struna naladěna (1880) Op. 55


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Cigánské Melodie (Gypsy Songs) (Op. 55)


Struna naladěna

Struna naladěna, hochu, toč se v kole,
dnes, snad dnes převysoko, zejtra, zejtra, zejtra zase dole!
Pozejtří u Nilu za posvátným stolem;
struna již, struna naladěna, hochu, toč, hochu, toč se kolem!

Take your bow and strike up!

Take your bow and strike up!
Come and join the round dance, lad!
Be happy today! But what of the morrow?
Sad tomorrow – it was ever thus!
Next day on the banks of the Nile,
At the table of our fathers,
Take your bow and strike up,
Hasten to the dance and mingle!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition. He frequently employed rhythms and other aspects of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

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