How old was Krim Rosü?

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How old was Krim Rosü
when he freed
the downtrodden folk
of his native valley?

How old was Krim Rosü
when he set sail
for soil so foreign
to man and to God?

So old was Krim Rosü
when he set sail
that the waves on the ocean
admired his age

So old was Krim Rosü
that Widewuto himself
envied his aged wisdom,
admired his cunning beard

Mures folk song, translation by Stanislav Peev

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