Translation by Josef Srb-Debrnov (1836 - 1904)

Dyby byla kosa nabróšená
Language: Moravian (Moravština) 
Available translation(s): DUT ITA
Dyby byla kosa nabróšená,
dyby byla votava,
co by vona drobnó jetelinku,
co by vona šupala!

A šupaj šupaj drobná jetelinko,
co je mně po tobě,
má zlatá panenko,
co je mně po tobě,
dys ty se mně provdala!

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Als de zeis scherp was geweest", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "An my scythe were whetted sharp and keen..."
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Carla Bellini) , "La separazione", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 39

Wen die Sense scharf geschliffen wäre
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Moravian (Moravština) 
Wenn die Sense scharf geschliffen wäre,
würde reif der Grummet stehn,
sollte sie den Klee und alle Gräser
hurtig auf der Wiese mäh'n.

Hei, zarte Gräser, will nach euch nicht fragen,
Du, mein goldnes Mädchen
kann dir leicht entsagen,
du mein goldnes Mädchen,
hast ja einen Mann erwählt.

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Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-04-24
Line count: 9
Word count: 48