by Adam Mickiewicz (1798 - 1855)
Translation © by Jennifer Gliere

Polały się łzy me czyste, rzęsiste
Language: Polish (Polski) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Polały się łzy me czyste, rzęsiste
Na me dzieciństwo sielskie, anielskie,
Na moją młodość górną i durną,
Na mój wiek męski, wiek klęski;
Polały się łzy me czyste, rzęsiste...

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by M. Przybylska , "Heißer Reue Tränen" ; composed by Piotr Maszyński.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Feliks Mikhailovich Blumenfeld.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ingrid Schmithüsen

This text was added to the website: 2013-05-22
Line count: 5
Word count: 29

My clear, abundant tears flowed
Language: English  after the Polish (Polski) 
My clear, abundant tears flowed
On my idyllic, angelic childhood
On my mature and foolish youth
On my manly, defeated age
My clear, abundant tears flowed.

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Translation of title "Polały się łzy" = "My tears flowed"


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This text was added to the website: 2016-12-28
Line count: 5
Word count: 26