Sheet Music: Egy cica, két cica

TitleEgy cica, két cica
Alternate titlesOne Kitten, Two Kittens
ComposerPista Dankó (1858–1903)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD major
Time signature2/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-03-12
Last updated2020-03-12
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Thursday 12 March 2020

Tune of the Day: Egy cica, két cica

Hungarian song, arranged for flute and piano

This song was composed by Pista Dankó (1858–1903), a Hungarian-born bandleader and composer belonging to the Romani people. He primarily worked in the folk music styles popular in Hungary in the 19th century. He was frequently known by the nickname “Nótafa”, a Hungarian word meaning “ballad-singer of folk music”.

The Hungarian title can be translated as “One Kitten, Two Kittens". Here is a rough translation of the lyrics:

One kitty, two kitties, a hundred kitties, oh no,
Are chasing the teeny-tiny mouse.
Little Teca, Big Teca, Katica, oh no,
Love but me alone.

Oh no, beautiful are the kittens, the kittens,
Yet even more beautiful is Little Teca.
One kitty, two kitties, a hundred kitties, oh no,
Captured the teeny-tiny mouse.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this piece!