12.28.2010

Dienstag Dictung XXXVIII; Mikor guláslegény voltam - Vacation Edition

Mikor guláslegény voltam,
Gula mellett elaludtam.
Fölébredtem éjféltájba:
Ëgy barmom sincs az álásba.

-- traditional Hungarian folk song

I was a cowherd,
I slept by my cows;
I awoke in the night,
Not one beast was in its stall.


The existential quandary this person faces is stark and chilling. :)
Listen to Bartók's Bagatelle No. 4 for the music to this song. 

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