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Karel do pekla zajel (1924)


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Karel do pekla zajel

Karel do pekla zajel
na bílém koni, cert ho tam honí.
Nevedel kudy, koupil si dudy.
Nevedel ješte, koupil si klešte.
Nevedel nic, koupil si klíc.

Charlie's Ride to Hell

Down to hell rides our Charlie.
White horse he's riding, devil behind him.
Chased by the devil, I'll buy a whistle.
If that won't stop him, hacksaw might chop him.
Then I will flee with lock and key.

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Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.


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