In Vain You Look In The Fields
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 5/11/2019
In vain you look in the fields,
Johnny is not going to play on the violin anymore,
The poplar won't accompany him with leaves
This poplar from the fairy-tale books.
Johnny's violin is already out of tune
And joints twisted with rheumatism
Closer to him are the notes to the grave
Than wedding tables of abundance.
They won't ask again - drink to the health of the young;
And he drank, like a peasant - for happiness unknown
With earthly life agreement promised.
Give him this place, O Lord.
Copyright © by Wieslaw Musialowski 12/10/2005