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Language: Moravian (Moravština)

Šlo děvče na travu
na lučku zelenu.
Němohlo ji nažát
pro rosu studenu.
Po lučce chodilo,
žalostně plakalo.
Nadešlo tam šípek,
na tym šipku kvitek.
Kvitku, milý kvitku,
já tebe utrhnu.

Nětrhaj mne v zimě,
moja krasa zhyně.
Nětrhaj mne v letě,
dy slunečko peče. 
Nětrhaj mne v zimě,
moja krasa zhyně.
Utrhni mne z jara,
moja krasa stala.

Translation(s): DUT ENG GER ITA

List of language codes

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:

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "De rozestruik", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "The pleading rose"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Carla Bellini) , "La rosa selvatica", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54

Line count: 18
Word count: 59

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De rozestruik

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the Moravian (Moravština)

Het meisje ging voor gras
naar een groene weide
Ze kon het niet maaien
door de kou van de dauw.
Treurig huilend liep ze
door de weide
Ze vond
de bloeiende rozestruik.
Bloempjes, lieve bloempjes,
ik ga je plukken.
Pluk me niet in de winter,
mijn schoonheid zal vergaan.
Pluk me niet in de zomer,
als het zonnetje brandt.
Pluk me in de lente,
mijn schoonheid zal blijven
Pluk me in de lente
en mijn eeuwige schoonheid blijft.

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Based on
  • a text in Moravian (Moravština) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from a collection of Moravian folk songs compiled by František Sušil ENG GER ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Antonín Dvořák. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-02-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37

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Word count: 78