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Ztratil sem kolíček (1920)

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Ztratil sem kolíček

Ztratil sem kolíček,
ztratil sem od nápravy,
postojte, volečci, postojte,
nový to vyspraví.
Půjdu si pro něho
rovnú já do seče.
Co komu súzeno,
tomu neuteče!

Why has my plough broken?

Why has my plough broken?
I think the wooden shaft’s gone.
Now oxen wait for me, wait for me,
I’ll make another one.
Over there I’ll cut one
from that fine elder tree.
Who can escape his fate?
For what must be, must be.

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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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