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Tuchki nebesnye, vechnye stranniki!

Language: Russian (Русский)

Tuchki nebesnye, vechnye stranniki! 
Step'ju lazurnoju, cep'ju zhemchuzhnoju
Mchites' vy, budto kak ja zhe, izgnanniki
S milogo severa v storonu juzhnuju. 

Kto zhe vas gonit: sud'by li reshenije? 
Zavist' li tajnaja? zloba l' otkrytaja? 
Ili na vas tjagotit prestuplenije? 
Ili druzej kleveta jadovitaja? 

Net, vam naskuchili nivy besplodnye... 
Chuzhdy vam strasti i chuzhdy stradanija;
Vechno kholodnye, vechno 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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