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Mgła mi do oczu zawiewa złona

Language: Polish

Mgła mi do oczu zawiewa złona,
W prawo i wlewo ćmi naokoło;
Dumka na ustach brząknie i skona!
Niemo, och! niemo, bo niewesoło.

Nie ma bo, nie ma czego potrzeba!
Dawno mi tutaj nudno, niemiło:
Ni mego słońca! ni mego nieba!
Ni mego czegoś! Czym serce żyło.

Kochać i śpiewać było by błogo!
W cudzej tu pustce śniłbym jak w domu:
Kochać, o, kochać! i nie ma kogo!
Śpiewać, o, śpiewać! I nie ma komu!

Niekiedy wzrokiem ku niebu wiercę,
Poświstom wiatru wcale nie łaję:
Zimno, o! zimno, lecz puka serce,
Że z dumką w insze odlecim kraje!

Translation(s): ENG GER GER GER
F. Chopin sets stanzas 1, 3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in German, a translation by Ferdinand Gumbert (1818 - 1896) , "Melancholie" ENG
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Hyperion Records) , "Sorrow", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German [singable] (Wilhelm Henzen) , "Melancholie"
    * GER German [singable] (Dr. G. Friedrich Reiss) , "Melancholie"

Text added to the website: 2003-12-07.

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