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V te sladke moci oci tvych (1888) Op. 83

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Písně Milostné (Love Songs) (Op. 83)

V te sladke moci oci tvych

V té sladké moci očí tvých
Jak rád, jak rád bych zahynul,
Kdyby mě k životu jen smích
Rtů krásných nekynul.
Však tu smrt sladkou zvolím hned
S tou láskou, s tou láskou ve hrdí:
Když mě jen ten tvůj smavý ret
K životu probudí.

In that sweet power of your eyes

In that sweet power of your eyes
how gladly would I die,
if only the laughter of lovely
lips did not beckon me to life.
But I'll choose that sweet death at once
with that love in my breast,
if only those smiling lips of yours
will awaken me to life.

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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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