by Vítězslav Hálek (1835 - 1874)
Translation by Josef Štýbr (1864 - 1938)

Kdyby ten slavíček
Language: Czech (Čeština) 
Kdyby ten slavíček
s svou družkou přebýval,
on by tak žalostně
o lásce nezpíval.

Kdyby to srdéčko
s Tebou noc probdělo
však by tak bolestně
v těch ňadrech neznělo. 

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If that poor nightingale
Language: English  after the Czech (Čeština) 
If that poor nightingale
Lived always with her mate,
Her love songs would not sound
So sad and desolate.

If that poor heart but would
With Thee wake through the night,
Instead of pain it would
Resound with sweet delight.

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