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Smutna rzeka

Language: Polish (Polski)

Rzeko z cudzoziemców strony,
Czemu nurt twój tak zmącony?
Czy się gdzie zapadły brzegi,
Czy stopniały stare, stare śniegi?

Leżą w górach stare śniegi,
Kwiatem kwitną moje brzegi,
Ale tam, przy źródle moim,
Płacze matka nad mym zdrojem.

Siedem córek piastowała,
Siedem córek zakopała,
Siedem córek śród ogrodu,
Głowami przeciwko wschodu, wschodu.

Teraz się z duchami wita,
O wygody dziatki pyta
I mogiły ich polewa,
I żałośne pieśni śpiewa.


Translation(s): FRE GER GER GER

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Submitted by Gerhard Dangel and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):


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Triste rivière

Language: French (Français) after the Polish (Polski)

Rivière, toi qui viens de contrées étrangères,
Pourquoi ton courant est-il si triste ?
Tes rives se sont-elles effondrées quelque part,
Ou les vieilles, vieilles neiges ont fondu ?

Dans les montagnes sont les vieilles neiges,
Les fleurs fleurissent sur mes rives,
Mais là-bas, à ma source, 
Ma mère pleure près de ma source.

De sept filles, elle prenait soin,
Elle a enterré sept filles 
Sept filles au milieu du jardin,
Les têtes tournées vers l'est.

Maintenant elle salue les esprits de ses enfants,
Et les petits enfants demandent du réconfort,
Et elle arrose leurs tombes,
Et chante des chants de deuil.


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