A musician explained to me precisely, That the times for guitars are over, - The guitars are replaced by electric organs, Electric pianos and power saws. And the guitar once more Will not be quiet - It sings in moonlit nights, As in my youth, With its seven Silvery strings!.. I have heard yesterday - someone sang on the Boulevard: The voice was firm, the voice was beautiful, - But it seems to me - the boring guitar Sounds in between its playful motive. And in spite of it Will not be quiet - It sings in moonlit nights, As in my youth, With its seven Silvery strings!.. The electric piano does not suit me, of course - Others appear with different songs, - But it seems to me - that with the quitar We will not go in the well-earned and unwelcome retirement. And the guitar once more Will not be quiet - It sings in moonlit nights, As in my youth, With its seven Silvery strings!..
Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2017