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Co komu súzeno, (1920)

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Co komu súzeno,

Co komu súzeno,
tomu neuteče.
Spěchám já včil často
na večer do seče.
Co tam chodím dělat?......
Sbírám tam jahody.
Lísteček odhrňa,
užiješ lahody.

Who can escape his fate

Who can escape his fate,
for what must be, must be.
Ev’ry night I hurry
to that same elder tree.
Ask me where I’m going!
Ask me where I’m going!
Gathering strawberries under the shady trees
searching for mysteries.

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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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