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Language: Polish

Rzeko z cudzoziemców strony,
Czemu nurt twój tak zmącony?
Czy się gdzie zapadły brzegi,
Czy stopniały stare, stare śniegi?

Leżą wgórach stare śniegi,
Kwiatem kwitną moje brzegi,
Ale tam, przy źródle moim,
Płacze matka nad mym zdrojem.

Siedem córek piastowała,
Siedem córek zakopała,
Siedem córek śród ogrodu,
Głowami przeciwko wschodu, wschodu.

Teraz się z duchami wita,
O wygody dziatki pyta
I mogiły ich polewa,
I żałośne pieśni śpiewa.



Translation(s): ENG GER GER GER

Submitted by Gerhard Dangel

Authorship

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) , "The sad river", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * GER German [singable] (Ferdinand Gumbert) , "Trübe Wellen"
    * GER German [singable] (Wilhelm Henzen) , "Trübe Wellen"
    * GER German [singable] (Dr. G. Friedrich Reiss) , "Trübe Wellen"

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

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