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Summertime

george_gershwin_1937George Gershwin

is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 operaPorgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward. The song soon became a popular jazz standard.

Gershwin is said to have based this song on a Ukrainian lullaby, Oi Khodyt Son Kolo Vikon (A Dream Passes By The Windows), which he heard in a New York City performance by Oleksander Koshetz’s Ukrainian National Chorus.[citation needed]

Gershwin began composing the song in December 1933, attempting to create his own spiritual in the style of the African American folk music of the period. It is sung multiple times throughout Porgy and Bess, first by Clara in Act I as a lullaby and soon after as counterpoint to the craps game scene, in Act II in a reprise by Clara, and in Act III by Bess, singing to Clara’s baby.

English
Ella Fitzgerald Louis Armstrong
Český překlad
(pokud možno doslovný, i když by to jinak znělo česky mnohem lépe)
 
Summertime,
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
Letní čas –
A život je snadný
Ryby skáčou
A bavlna je vysoká
Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry
Tvůj táta je bohatý
A tvá máma dobře vypadá
Tak se utiš děťátko
a neplač
One of these mornings
You’re going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky
Jedno z těch rán
Vstaneš se zpěvem
Pak roztáhneš svá křídla
A odletíš do nebe
But till that morning
There’s a’nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by
Ale do toho rána
Ti nic nemůže ublížit
S tátou a mámou kteří jsou u tebe
Summertime,
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
Letní čas,
A život je snadný
Ryby skáčou
A bavlna je vysoká
Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry
Tvůj táta je bohatý
A tvé mámě to sluší
Tak se utiš děťátko
a neplač

Zrcadlový text vytvořil Martin Tlustý

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Summertime by Rostislav Mikulecky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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