"“Songs My Mother Taught Me,” by Dvořák"

Songs My Mother Taught Me is a song by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. It is one of his Gypsy Songs drawn from poems by fellow Czech Adolf Heyduk. The lyrics are in both Czech and German, and translate into English as follows:


Songs my mother taught me,

In the days long vanished;

Seldom from her eyelids

Were the teardrops banished.


Now I teach my children,

Each melodious measure.

Oft the tears are flowing,

Oft they flow from my memory's treasure.


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