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THE MUSIC OF BOHEMIA

BOHEMIAN LOVE SONG

ENGLISH VERSION BY L. FOXLEE

{ \key e \major \time 3/8 \tempo "Lively" \relative e' { \autoBeamOff e8 gis a | b8. cis16 b8 | a fis gis | e fis16[( dis]) e8 | e gis a | b8. cis16 b8 | a fis gis | e4. | gis4 fis8 | gis4 a8 | b4 cis8 | b4 a16 a | gis8 gis fis | e r4 | b'8 b cis | b r4 | b8 b cis | b r e\fermata | b4 cis8 | b4 a8 | gis gis fis | e4. \bar "||" }
\addlyrics { None o -- ther do I want but John -- nie so gal -- lant, None o -- ther do I want but my own John; John will drive me near and far in a co -- vered wa -- gaon, Co -- vered wa -- gon, with four hor -- ses, Heigh -- Ho! My dear -- est be -- lov -- ed John! } }

The Slovak folk-songs contrast with the Czech tunes by a more poetic form, a freer rhythm, and a tendency to introduce church modes.[1]

The story of the world-known dance, the

  1. "Singing is the chief passion of the Slovaks. Nothing will find its way so surely to the heart of the Slovak people as a well-sung song. An old peasant woman once complained to a friend of mine that her son was a useless disappointing fellow.