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Nedbám já včil o nic (1920)

Part of a series or song cycle:

The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Nedbám já včil o nic

Nedbám já včil o nic,
než aby večer byl,
abych já si s Zefkú
celú noc pobyl.
Povšeckým kohútom
hlavy bych zutínal,
to aby žádný z nich
svítání nevolal.
Gdyby chtěla noc
na věky trvati,
abych já na věky
mohl milovati.

Nothing matters now until

Nothing matters now until
ev’ning shadows fall,
soon I’ll be with Zeffka,
I hear her call.
Gladly I’d wring the neck
of ev’ry cock that crows;
then there’d be no one
to tell us it’s time we rose.
Oh that night were endless
without a dawn,
then from each other’s arms
we would never be torn.

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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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