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Zigeunermelodien

Song Cycle by Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904)

Original language: Cigánské melodie

1. Má píseň zas mi láskou zní[sung text checked 1 time]
Má píseň zas mi láskou zní,
když starý den umirá,
a chudý mech kdy na šat svůj
si tajně perle sbíra.

Má píseň v kraj tak toužně zní,
když svetem noha bloudí;
jen rodné pusty dálinou
zpěv volně z ňader proudí.

Má píseň hlučně láskou zní,
když bouře běží plání;
když těším se, že bídy prost
dlí bratr v umírání.

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "My song resounds with love", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Il mio canto risuona, un salmo d'amore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1.
Mein Lied ertönt, ein Liebespsalm,
beginnt der Tag zu sinken,
und wenn das Moos, der welke Halm
Tauperlen heimlich trinken.

Mein Lied ertönt voll Wanderlust,
wenn wir die Welt durchwallen,
nur auf der Puszta weitem Plan
kann froh mein Sang erschallen.

Mein Lied ertönt voll Liebe auch,
wenn Heidestürme toben;
wenn sich befreit zum letzten Hauch
des Bruders Brust gehoben!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
Line count: 12
Word count: 60

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
2. Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní[sung text checked 1 time]
Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní,
jak cigána píseň, když se k smrti kloní!
Když se k smrti kloní, trojhran mu vyzvání.
Konec písni, tanci, lásce, bědování.
Konec písni, tanci, lásce, bědování.

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "Ah! Why is my three-cornered bell ringing?", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Oh, come suona magnifico il mio triangolo!", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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2.
 Ei! Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich läutet!
 Wie Zigeunerlieder, wenn zum Tod man schreitet!
 Wenn Triangelklänge mich zum Tod begleiten,
 ist's mit Tanz und Liedern aus für alle Zeiten!
 Lieder, Reigen, Liebe aus für alle Zeiten.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
Line count: 5
Word count: 37

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
3. A les je tichý kolem kol[sung text checked 1 time]
A les je tichý kolem kol,
jen srdce mír ten ruší,
a černý kouř, jenž spěchá v dol,
mé slze v lících, mé slze suší.

Však nemusí jich usušit,
necht' v jiné tváře bije.
Kdo v smutku může zazpívat,
ten nezhynul, ten žije, ten žije!

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "The forest is quiet all around", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Tutt' intorno il bosco è silenzioso e quieto", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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3.
Rings ist der Wald so stumm und still,
das Herz schlägt mir so bange;
der schwarze Rauch sinkt tiefer stets,
die Träne trocknend meiner Wange.

Doch meine Träne trockne nicht,
sollst anders wohin wehen!
Wer auch im Schmerz noch singen kann,
der lebt, nicht wird sein Lied vergehen!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 48

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
4. Když mne stará matka zpívat, zpívat učívala[sung text checked 1 time]
Když mne stará matka zpívat, zpívat učívala,
podivno, že často, často slzívala.
A ted' také pláčem snědé líce mučim,
když cigánské děti hrát a zpívat učim!

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "When my old mother taught me to sing", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Thomas Heck) , "When my mother taught me to sing", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Quando la mia vecchia madre ancora mi insegnava a cantare", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) [singable] (Thomas Heck) , "Quando mia vecchia madre", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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4.
Als die alte Mutter mich noch lehrte singen,
sonderbar, daß Tränen ihr am Auge hingen.
Jetzt die braunen Wangen netzen mir die Zähren,
wenn ich will die Kinder Sang und Spielen lehren!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
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Word count: 32

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
5. Struna naladěna[sung text checked 1 time]
Struna naladěna,
hochu, toč se v kole,
dnes, snad dnes převysoko,
zejtra, zejtra, zejtra zase dole!

Pozejtří u Nilu 
za posvátným stolem;
struna již, struna naladěna,
hochu, toč, hochu, toč se kolem!

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "The string is taut!", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Le corde (sono) accordate, ragazzo; balla in tondo!", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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5.
Reingestimmt die Saiten! 
Bursche tanz' im Kreise!
Heute froh, überfroh noch heute,
morgen trüb' nach alter Weise!

Nächsten Tag am Nilstrand, 
der den Vätern heilig,
reingestimmt, reingestimmt die Saiten,
in den Tanz, in den Tanz spring eilig!

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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
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Word count: 37

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
6. Široké rukávy a široké gatě[sung text checked 1 time]
Široké rukávy a široké gatě
volnější cigánu nežli dolman v zlatě.
Dolman a to zlato bujná prsa svírá;
pod ním volná píseň násilně umírá.
A kdo raduješ se, tvá kdy píseň v květě,
přej si, aby zašlo zlato v celém světě!

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "Wide sleeves", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Nella larga, ariosa veste di lino", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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6.
In dem weiten, breiten, luft'gen Leinenkleide
freier der Zigeuner als in Gold un Seide!
Jaj! der gold'ne Dolman schnürt die Brust zu enge,
hemmt des freien Liedes wanderfrohe Klänge.
Wer beim Schwung der Lieder wahre Lust empfindet,
wünscht, daß alles Gold jetzt aus der Welt verschwindet!

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 46

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
7. Dejte klec jestřábu ze zlata ryzého;[sung text checked 1 time]
Dejte klec jestřábu ze zlata ryzého;
nezmění on za ni hnízda trněného.
Komoni bujnému, jenž se pustou žene,
zřídka kdy připnete uzdy a třemene.
A tak i cigánu příroda cos dala:
k volnosti ho věčným poutem, k volnosti ho upoutala.

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  • ENG English (Gayle Royko Heuser) (Anna Majtas Royko) , "Given a cage of gold", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Marc Moreau) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Maria Rita De Matteis) , "Potendo il falco volare intorno alle cime dei monti Tatra", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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7.
Darf des Falken Schwinge Tatrahoh'n umrauschen,
wird das Felsennest nicht er mit dem Käfig tauschen.
Kann das wilde Fohlen jagen durch die Heide,
wird's an Zaum und Zügel finden keine Freude.
Hat Natur Zigeuner etwas dir gegeben,
ja zur Freiheit schuf sie mir das ganze Leben.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 46

Translation Singable translation by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
Total word count: 306