Translation Singable translation by John Bernhoff (flourished 1890-1912)

Slavíkovský polečko malý
Language: Moravian (Moravština) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Slavíkovský polečko malý,
nebudeme, synečku, svoji,
nebudeme, néní to možná,
ani nám to,
můj synečku, tvá mama nedá.
Co pak je nám po našé mamě,
naša mama, nama neviádne.
Jenom ty mě, má panenko, jenom ty měchcej.
Jenom ty mač na debró noe ručenky podej.

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  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Small our hamlet ..."
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Kurt Honolka) , "Das Pfand der Liebe", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Carla Bellini) , "Il pegno d'amore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Small our hamlet ...
Language: English  after the Moravian (Moravština) 
Small our hamlet by the riverside, love -
I may never, never be thy bride, love;
for thy mother, oh, thy mother shows her discontent,
she will never to our union give her free consent.
What care we, whate'er our mothers say, love,
though a thousand times they say us nay, love,
we will never heed them, nor obey, love.
Thou art all my heart's delight, love,
an thou to me stand
and when bidding me 'Good Night', love,
giv'st thy tiny hand!

From a Dvořák score (Simroch 1928)

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This text was added to the website: 2010-12-14
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Word count: 83