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Bartók Béla: Rókadal*

Portre of Bartók Béla

Rókadal* (Hungarian)

A kertemben uborka,
Reákapott a róka.
Megállj, róka, megleslek,
A tömlöcbe tetetlek,

A tömlöcbe tetetlek,
Kurtavasba veretlek.
Kurtavasba veretlek,
Soha ki sem eresztlek.

*Mikrokozmosz III.  füzet 95-96. Rókadal. Második változatához énekszólam is járul.

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Source of the quotation

The fox (English)

You cheeky fox, I beg your pardon,
clear out of my kitchen garden...
Your cover’s blown! I’ll have you thrown
into the dungeon alive or dead –

into the dungeon alive or dead –
and hold you there by steel and stone,
and keep you, fox, by flesh and bone
and forever... for my own!

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Source of the quotationThomas Ország-Land