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Dwojaki koniec

Language: Polish (Polszczyzna)

Rok się kochali, a wiek się nie widzieli,
Zbolały serca, oboje na pościeli.
Leży dziewczyna wkomnacie swej na łożu,
A kozak leży w dąbrowie na rozdrożu!

O! nad dziewczyną rodziny całej płacze,
A nad kozakiem, och! siwy orzeł kracze.
Oboje biedni, wnętrz ności ogień pali!
Cierpieli srodze, cierpieli i skonali.

O! nad dziewczyną po siole dzwony biją,
A nad kozakiem po lesie wilki wyją.
Kości dziewczyny grób zamkna'ł poświęcony,
Kości kozaka bieleją na wsze strony.

Translation(s): ENG GER GER GER

Submitted by Gerhard Dangel


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Hyperion Records) , title 1: "The twofold end", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Ferdinand Gumbert) , title 1: "Zwei Leichen"
    * GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Wilhelm Henzen) , title 1: "Zwei Leichen"
    * GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Dr. G. Friedrich Reiss) , title 1: "Zwei Leichen"

Text added to the website: 2003-12-27.

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

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