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Székely Lassú

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20 Hungarian Folksongs

Székely Lassú

Azt akartam én megtudni,
Szabad-e másét szeretni, jaj, jaj, jajajaj;
Tudakoztam, de nem szabad,
Így a szívem gyászban marad,
Így a szívem gyászban marad, jaj, jaj, jajajaj.
Jaj Istenem, add megérnem,
Kit szeretek, avval élnem, jaj, jaj, jajajaj;
Ha azt meg nem adod érnem,
én Istenem, végy el engem,
Én Istenem, végy el engem, jaj, jaj, jajajaj, jajajaj.

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Béla Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist and an ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers.

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