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Můj drahý tatíčku, (1920)

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Můj drahý tatíčku,

Můj drahý tatíčku,
jak vy sa mýlíte,
že sa já ožením,
kterú mi zvolíte.
Každý, gdo pochybil,
nech trpí za vinu:
svojému osudu
rovněž nevyminu!

Father, how wrong you were

Father, how wrong you were
not to respect my pride,
choosing the girl that you
wanted to be my bride.
He who has sinned must be punished,
so life taught me.
So too must I accept
what my fate has brought 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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