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3. CZARDAS (A FRAGMENT).

Hail, O gypsy fiddler, hail!
A czardas is my pleasure!
'Cello, groan, and fiddle, wail
In wild exultant measure.
All the grief my soul doth sway,
All the woes and ills
All into thy fiddling lay
Ho! a czardas to me play,
Gypsy from the hills.
All the grief my soul doth sway,
Proudly laid to rest
All into thy fiddling lay
Ho! a czardas to me play,
With wild exultant zest.
Mountain blood flows in our veins,
Both our souls are dire;
Quell my anger with thy strains,
All my scorn and ire.
Hearken to the forest cry,—
From afar it rings;
Play e'en as the forest plays
When the tempest thro' it strays;
From the bow let fibres fly,
Tears flow from the strings.

Ho! ne'er let me meet my doom
Down within the lea;
Nor may I find on earth a tomb,
Death's laughing-stock to be.
On the granite I would find
Rest, where rocks are still;
Cradled by the weeping wind
I would sleep my fill.
May the gloomy pine-trees sigh,
Verdant branches swaying;
Clouds in clusters hover nigh,
A rainbow crown displaying.
There the mighty eagles soar
Loudly onwards sweeping;
From the granite gates there pour
Mighty waters weeping.

 
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1970, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.