TO TA HEL’PA (THIS IS HEL’PA) Singable Translation by Don Buskirk
To ta Hel’pa on the Hron , a pretty, friendly town.
And in Hel’pa, my home Hel’pa, handsome boys abound.
//There’s so many, but they’re merely more I am forsaking.
Only for one, only for one, my poor heart is aching.//
For a Johnny, for a Pauly, wouldn’t take a step.
For that Mikey, for that boy, the Danube I would jump!
//Dunaj*, Dunaj, Dunaj, Dunaj, plus a field of grain.
Only for one, only for one, I would jump again.//
*Slovak for Danube River