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Tučki nebesnye, večnye stranniki!

Language: Russian (Русский)

Tučki nebesnye, večnye stranniki! 
Step'ju lazurnoju, cep'ju žemčužnoju
Mčites' vy, budto kak ja že, izgnanniki
S milogo severa v storonu južnuju. 

Kto že vas gonit: sud'by li rešenie? 
Zavist' li tajnaja? zloba l' otkrytaja? 
Ili na vas tjagotit prestuplenie? 
Ili druzej kleveta jadovitaja? 

Net, vam naskučili nivy besplodnye... 
Čuždy vam strasti i čuždy stradanija;
Večno cholodnye, večno svobodnye,
Net u vas rodiny, net vam izgnanija.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER

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Note: an earlier spelling of "небесные" is "небесныя", still preserved in some of the titles below.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • ENG English [singable] (Dmitri Smirnov) , "The clouds", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "To the clouds", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916


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