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Kol dome se ted’ potácím (1888) Op. 83

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Písně Milostné (Love Songs) (Op. 83)

Kol dome se ted’ potácím

Kol domu se ted' potácím,
kdes bydlívala dříve,
a z lásky rány krvácím,
lásky sladké, lživé!
A smutným okem nazírám,
zdaž ke mně vedeš kroku:
a vstříc ti náruč otvírám,
však slzu cítím v oku!
Ó, kde jsi, drahá, kde jsi dnes,
což nepřijdeš mi vstříce?
Což nemám v srdci slast a ples,
tě uzřít nikdy více?

Around the house now I stagger

Around the house now I stagger
where you used to live,
and from the wound of love I bleed,
of that love sweet, deceitful!
And with a sad eye I watch
whether you step toward me:
and toward you my arms I open,
but a tear I feel in my eye!
Oh where are you, dear one, where are you today?
Won’t you come toward me?
Am I not, with delight and joy in my heart,
to behold you ever again?

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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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