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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

Copyright © Wieslaw Musialowski