You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Letí straka letí

Language: Czech (Čeština)

Letí straka letí,
křídlama chlopotá,
ztratila sa sestře
košulenka z plota.
Gdo jí ju ukradl,
aj, gdyby věděla,
věckrát by se mnú
řečňovat nechtěla.
Oh, Bože, rozbože,
jak sem sa proměnil,
jak jsem své myšlenky
ve svém srdci změnil.
Co sem sa modlíval,
už sa hlava zbyla,
jak gdyby sa pískem
zhlybeň zařútila!

Translation(s): FRE GER

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36

Line count: 16
Word count: 53

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Une pie vole, vole

Language: French (Français) after the Czech (Čeština)

Une pie vole, vole,
bat des ailes.
On a volé à ma sœur
une chemise qui séchait à la grille.
Oh, si elle savait
qui l'a volée,
elle ne voudrait plus jamais
m'adresser la parole.
Oh mon, Dieu, mon Dieu,
combien je suis changé,
combien sont différentes
les pensées de mon cœur !
Ma tête a oublié
toutes les prières,
comme si l'on comblait
une fosse de sable !

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in Czech (Čeština) by Ozef Kalda (1871 - 1921) GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Leoš Janáček. Go to the text.

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

    [ None yet in the database ]

Text added to the website: 2018-02-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-02-12 05:17:47

Line count: 16
Word count: 69