Bratříčku, zavírej vrátka (English translation)

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English translation

Brother, close the door!

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Brother, don't cry, those are not bogeymen,
you're old enough now, those are just soldiers,
they came in square, iron caravans.
 
With tears in our eyes, we look at each other,
stay with me brother, I fear for you,
on winding roads, brother, in thin boots.
 
It's raining and it's gone dark outside,
this night will not be a short one.
The wolf hungers for the lamb,
brother, have you closed the door?
 
Brother, don't cry, don't waste your tears,
swallow your curses and save your strength,
you mustn't blame me if we don't arrive.
 
Learn the song, it's not that difficult,
lean on me brother, the road is shattered,
we'll stumble on, we can't go back anymore.
 
It's raining and it's gone dark outside,
this night will not be a short one.
The wolf hungers for the lamb,
brother, close the door! Close the door!
 
Submitted by SorenSoren on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:48
Last edited by SorenSoren on Sun, 28/06/2015 - 08:07
Author's comments:

I took a bit of artistic license with some of the translations to keep the flow of the speech more natural, so this is not a word for word translation (particularly in the first two paragraphs)

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