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Tmavá olšinka, (1920)

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Tmavá olšinka,

Tmavá olšinka,
chladná studénka,
černá cigánka,
bílé kolénka:
na to štvero, co živ budu,
nigdy já už nezabudu.

Forest's shady height

Forest’s shady height,
Water cold and bright,
eyes as black as night,
bare thighs snowy white,
these four things, till death relieve me,
will, I swear it, never leave me.

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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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