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Potkal sem mladou cigánku (1920)


Part of a series or song cycle:

The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)


Potkal sem mladou cigánku

Potkal sem mladou cigánku,
nesla sa jako laň,
přes prsa černé lelíky
a oči bez dna zhlaň.
Pohledla po mně zhlboka,
pak vznesla sa přes peň
a tak mi v hlavě ostala
přes ce-lučký, celučký deň.

One day I met a Gypsy girl

One day I met a Gypsy girl,
lithe as a deer was she,
black hair lay on her shoulders,
her eyes were deep as the sea.
With searching eyes she looked at me
then swift as a bird flew,
but left me yearning after her
for all that day, all that day through.

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Composer

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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