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Language: Polish (Polski)

Wiatr zaszumiał między krzewy,
Nie w czas, niewczas, koniu!
Nie w czas, chłopcze czarnobrewy,
Lecisz tu, po błoniu.

Czy nie widzisz tam nad lasem
Tego kruków stada?
Jak podleci, krąży czasem
I w las znów zapada?

Gdzieżeś, gdzieżeś, dziewczę, hoże?
Czemuż nie wybieży? 
Jakże, jakże wybiec może,
Kiedy w grobie leży?

O, puszczajcie! Żal mnie tłoczy,
Niech zobaczę onę!
Czy konając piękne oczy 
Zwróciła w mą stronę?

Gdy usłyszy me wołanie,
Płacz mój nad swą głową,
Może z trumny jeszcze wstanie,
Zacznie żyć na nowo!

Translation(s): FRE GER GER GER

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Le fiancé

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

Le vent murmurait entre les arbustes,
Trop tard, trop tard, cheval !
Trop tard, barbe noire,
Tu arrives ici, à travers la prairie.

Ne peux-tu voir au-dessus de la forêt
Cette troupe de corbeaux ?
Comme ils volent en cercle parfois,
Et retombant dans la forêt à nouveau ?

Où es-tu, où es-tu, ma douce chérie ?
Pourquoi ne viens-tu pas m'accueillir ?
Comment, comment pourrait-elle venir,
Quand elle se trouve dans la tombe ?

Oh ! À terre ! Je suis accablé de chagrin,
Laissez-moi la voir.
Quand elle est morte, ses beaux yeux,
Les a-t-elle tournés vers moi ?

Quand elle m'entend appeler,
Pleurer au-dessus de sa tête,
Peut-être qu'elle va se lever du cercueil
Et commencer à vivre à nouveau !

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