Struna naladěna
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER ITA
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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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 32

The string is taut!
Language: English  after the Czech (Čeština) 
The string is taut -- young man turn, spin, twirl!
Today reach the heights, tomorrow down again and
after tomorrow, at the Holy Table of the Nile.
The taut string is stretched -- turn young man -- turn and twirl!


  • Translation from Czech (Čeština) to English copyright © 2004 by Gayle Royko Heuser and Anna Majtas Royko, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-03-22
Line count: 4
Word count: 37