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Wojak? Op. 74 no.10


Rży mój gniady, ziemię grzebie,
Pusćsie, czas już, czas!
Ciebie, ojcze, matko, ciebie,
Siostry, żegnam was!
Z wiatrem, z wiatrem! niech drża wrogi,
Krwawy stoczym bój!
Rażni, zdrowi wrócim z drogi,
Z wiatrem, koniu mój!
Tak, tak, dobrze! na zawody!
Jeśli polec mam!
Koniu, sam, do tej zagrody,
Wolny wróć tu sam!
Słyszę jeszcze sióstr wołanie,
Zwróć się koniu, stój!
Nie chcesz? Lecże, niech się stanie!
Leć na krwawy bój!

The Warrior

Hark! My steed stamps the dust;
He has heard the call!
Farewell father, mother,
Sisters; farewell to you all!
We’ll ride into battle
As the gale roars through the trees!
We will return victorious
With our hearts aflame!
But if fate has chosen for me
Death’s unfading crown,
You, my steed, without a rider
Shall return alone!
Still I hear my sisters’ voices
Begging my horse to stay.
Would’st thou? No, the die is cast,
So onward into the fray!

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Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation."

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