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Znasz‑li ten kraj

Language: Polish (Polski) after the German (Deutsch)

Znasz-li ten kraj, 
Gdzie cytryna dojrzewa,
Pomarańcz blask 
[Majowe]1 złoci drzewa?
Gdzie wieńcem bluszcz 
Ruiny dawne stroi,
Gdzie buja laur 
I cyprys cicho stoi?
Znasz-li ten kraj?
Ach, tam, o moja miła!
Tam był mi raj, 
Pókiś ty ze mną była!

Znasz-li ten gmach, 
Gdzie wielkich sto podwoi[,]
Gdzie kolumn rząd 
I tłum posągów stoi?
A wszystkie mnie 
Witają twarzą białą:
Pielgrzymie nasz, 
Ach, co się z tobą stało?
Znasz-li ten kraj?
Ach, tam, o moja miła!
Tam był mi raj, 
Pókiś ty ze mną była!

Znasz-li ten brzeg, 
Gdzie po skalistych górach
Strudzony muł 
Swej drogi szuka w chmurach?
Gdzie w głębi jam 
Płomieniem wrą opoki,
A z wierzchu skał 
W kaskadach grzmią potoki?
Znasz-li ten kraj?...
Ach, [tu]2, o moja miła!
Tam byłby raj, 
Gdybyś ty ze mną była!


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Confirmed with Poezye Adama Mickiewicza, Book 1, Kraków, Księgarnia G. Gebethnera, 1899, pages 219-220.

1 Moniuszko: "Zielone"
2 Moniuszko: "tam"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mignon", written 1784, appears in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, first published 1795 CAT CZE DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE FRE FRE FRE GRE HUN ITA ITA ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig Abeille, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Bror Beckman, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Carl Blum, Michael Brough, Leopold Damrosch, Alphons Diepenbrock, John Woods Duke, Heinrich Elkamp, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Carl Gollmick, Friedrich Adrian Götzloff, August Ferdinand Häser, Moritz Hauptmann, Georg Jakob Ernst Häusler, Alexis Holländer, Paul Hoppe, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Adolf Jensen, Bernhard Klein, Joseph Klein, Raphael von Koeber, Theobald Kretschmann, Hans Kretzschmer, Karl Johan Krook, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Huub de Lange, Leopold Lenz, Hélène Liebmann, née Riese, Franz Liszt, Oswald Lorenz, Franz Anton Maurer, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Heinrich Meyer, Ferdinand Möhring, Carl Moltke, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Ignaz von Mosel, August Heinrich Leberecht August Mühling, Hans Georg Nägeli, August Pohlenz, Gustav Reichardt, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Adolf Reichel, Bernard Reichel, Helene Riese, Andreas Jakob Romberg, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Heinrich von Sahr, Malvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld, née Malvina Garrigues, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Martin Wegelius, Eduard Ritter von Welz, Hugo Wolf, Erich J. Wolff, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

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