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Mala som já rukávce (1920) H.126


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Nové slovenské písne (New Slovak Songs) (H.126)


Mala som já rukávce

Mala som já rukávce.
Dala som ich cigánce,
a ty cierna cigánka,
pocaruj mi suhajka.
Já ti budem carovat,
ty mi musís dukát dat,
styri grose lebo dva,
budes dobrá gazdina.

I had a blouse

I had a blouse
that I gave to a gypsy girl.
You, gypsy,
conjure me up a man.
I will,
but you must give me a ducat.
A ducat and four groschen,
for you be a good housewife.

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Composer

Bohuslav Jan Martinů  a Czech composer of modern classical music. He lived and worked in Paris from the 1920s  until the 1940s, when he fled France for the US, after being blacklisted by the Nazis for dedicating his 1939 piece, the Field Mass, to Czech resistance fighters.


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