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Ta černá cigánka (1920)

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Ta černá cigánka

Ta černá cigánka
kolem sa posmětá,
proč sa tady drží, proč sa tady drží,
proč nejde do světa? Proč nejde, proč
nejde do světa?
Byl bych snad veselší,
gdyby odjít chtěla;
šel bych sa pomodlit
hnedkaj do kostela.

The black-eyed Gypsy

That blackeyed Gypsy has haunted me all the day.
Why does she not leave me, why does she not leave me?
Leave me and go her way -
why won’t she leave me and go her way?
If she would let me be
she would end this worry,
then to the church with my prayers I would hurry.

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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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