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

The blude‑red rose at Yule may blaw
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
The blude-red rose at Yule may blaw,
The simmer lilies bloom in snaw,
The frost may freeze the deepest sea,
But an auld man shall never daunton me. -
To daunton me, to daunton me,
 An auld man shall never daunton me. -

To daunton me, and me sae young,
Wi' his fause heart and his flattering tongue,
That is the thing you shall never see
For an auld man shall never daunton me. -
To daunton me, to daunton me,
 An auld man shall never daunton me. -

For a' his meal and a' his maut,
For a' his fresh beef and his saut,
For a' his gold and white monie,
An auld man shall never daunton me. -
To daunton me, to daunton me,
 An auld man shall never daunton me. -

His gear may buy him kye and yowes,
His gear may buy him glens and knowes,
But me he shall not buy nor fee,
For an auld man shall never daunton me. -
To daunton me, to daunton me,
 An auld man shall never daunton me. -

He hirples taw-fauld as he dow,
Wi' his teethless gab and his auld beld pow,
And the rain rins down frae his red-blear'd e'e,
That auld man shall never daunton me. -
To daunton me, to daunton me,
 An auld man shall never daunton me. -

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Ať růže v advent rozkvete
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Ať růže v advent rozkvete,
ať lilji v sněhu najdete,
ať moře zmrzne, nebo schne,
já starce nechci, ne a ne!

By dostal mne, jak mladá jsem,
tím klamným srdcem, sladkým rtem,
ne, to se nikdy nestane, —
já starce nechci, ne a ne!

Za všechnu jeho mouku, sůl
a čerstvé maso, plný stůl
a zlato, stříbro shrabané
já starce nechci, ne a ne!

Ať nakoupí si ovcí, krav
a pěkných polí, tučných trav,
mne za to sotva dostane,
já starce nechci, ne a ne!

Je bezzubý, jde belhavě,
má sotva vlasu na hlavě,
a oči rudé, strhané,
já starce nechci, ne a ne!

By dostal mne, jak mladá jsem,
tím klamným srdcem, sladkým rtem,
ne, to se nikdy nestane, —
já starce nechci, ne a ne!

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