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Language: Czech (Čeština)

Věje větřieček s kněžských lesóv,
běže zmilitka ku potoku,
nabiera vody v kovaná vědra.
Po vodě k děvě kytice plyje,
kytice voná z viol a róží.
I je sě děva kyticu lovit,
spade, ach spade v chladnú vodicu.
"Kda bych věděla, kytice krásná,
kto tebe v kyprú zemicu sáze,
tomu bych dala prstének zlatý.
Kda bych věděla, kytice krásná,
kto tebe lýkem hebúčkým sváza,
tomu bych dala jehlicu z vlasóv.
Kda bych věděla, kytice krásná,
kto tě po chladnej vodici pusti,
tomu bych dala vienek svój z hlavy."

Translation(s): ENG GER

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Note: from the Rukopis královédvorský, or the Dvůr Králové Manuscript, claimed by Hanka to be a 13th-century manuscript he had discovered but regarded by modern scholars as an elaborate forgery by him.

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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG by Antonín Dvořák.

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Natalie Macfarren) , "The flowery message"

Text added to the website: 2008-01-25.
Last modified: 2018-08-14 12:14:32
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