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

Gane is the day, and mirk's the night
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Gane is the day, and mirk's the night,
But we'll ne'er stray for faut o' light,
For ale and brandy's stars and moon,
And blude-red wine's the risin sun.

Chorus:
Then guidwife count the lawin, 
      The lawin, the lawin,
Then guidwife count the lawin, 
      And bring a coggie mair.

There's wealth and ease for gentlemen,
And semple folk maun fecht and fen’;
But here we're a' in ae accord,
For ilka man that's drunk's a lord.

My coggie is a haly pool,
That heals the wounds o' care and dool;
And Pleasure is a wanton trout:
An ye drink it a', ye'll find him out!

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Confirmed with The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, edited by James Barke with an Introduction by John Cairney, Collins, Glasgow 1995, Page 530.


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Den zašel
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Den zašel, noc tak tmavá jest,
však nezbloudíme přece s cest,
nám hvězdy svítí ze džbánků
a slunce z vína červánků.

     A, šenkýřko, vem křídu,
     tož honem křídu vem,
     a, šenkýřko, vem křídu
     a ještě džbánek sem!

Kdo bohat, může pánem být,
kdo chud, se musí klopotit,
však zde jsme svorni před světem,
kdo zpit, je roven s hrabětem.

     A, šenkýřko, vem křídu,
     tož honem křídu vem,
     a, šenkýřko, vem křídu
     a ještě džbánek sem!

Mně studánkou je svatou džbán
a hojí strast a bolest ran,
a veselost je hravý pstruh,
jejž na dně lapí, kdo náš druh. —

     A, šenkýřko, vem křídu,
     tož honem křídu vem,
     a, šenkýřko, vem křídu
     a ještě džbánek sem!

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