by Adolf Heyduk (1835 - 1923)
Translation © by Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes

Když mne stará matka
Language: Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): GER
Když mne stará matka
zpívat učívala,
podivno, že často,
často slzívala.

A teď také slzou
snědé líce mučím,
když cigánské děti
hrát a zpívat učím.

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Als die alte Mutter
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
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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This text was added to the website: 2015-10-13
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Word count: 32