by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Translation by Josef Václav Sládek (1845 - 1912)

Song ‑ Phillis The Fair
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
While larks, with little wing,
Fann'd the pure air,
Tasting the breathing Spring,
Forth I did fare:
Gay the sun's golden eye
Peep'd o'er the mountains high;
Such thy morn! did I cry,
Phillis the fair.

In each bird's careless song,
Glad I did share;
While yon wild-flowers among,
Chance led me there!
Sweet to the op'ning day,
Rosebuds bent the dewy spray;
Such thy bloom! did I say,
Phillis the fair.

Down in a shady walk,
Doves cooing were;
I mark'd the cruel hawk
Caught in a snare:
So kind may fortune be,
Such make his destiny,
He who would injure thee,
Phillis the fair.

Tune - "Robin Adair."

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Má kráso krás
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Skřivánek hlaholí
   v nebeský jas,
já vyšel do polí
   v podletní čas;
slunečko vstávalo,
přes hory koukalo,
kéž tak tě vítalo,
   má kráso krás!

Já zpíval s ptáčaty,
   jak šuměl klas,
já chodil poupaty
   přes luh a sráz;
kam slunce prosvítá,
růže je rozvitá,
ať též ti rozkvítá.
   má kráso krás!

Lesem zněl dokola
   hrdliček hlas,
já viděl sokola,
   v sítí se třas';
tak osud přitíži,
jak tomu ostříži,
všem, kdož ti ublíží,
   má kráso krás!

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