L 184

Four Old Sorrowful Songs, 3. Poco rubato [Aj, meg kell a buzának érni]

Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs (1914, rev. 1918; BB 79)

Bartók composed the melody of the arrangement from several variants of the folk melody.

Possible source of the melody:

Source of the first melody line:

Source of the text published in the first edition of the work:


Zoltán Kocsis
Bartók New Series, Hungaroton Records, 2008