Translation © by Maria Rita De Matteis

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

Le corde (sono) accordate, ragazzo; balla in tondo!
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Czech (Čeština) 
Le corde (sono) accordate, ragazzo; balla in tondo!
Oggi felice, e ancora più lieto, ma domani triste: come dice il saggio!
E dopodomani sulla riva del Nilo, sacro agli antenati,
accordati gli strumenti, unisciti al ballo! Ragazzo, balla in cerchio!


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This text was added to the website: 2005-08-15
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Word count: 40