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Уж ты, нива моя, нивушка

Language: Russian (Русский)

Уж ты, нива моя, нивушка, 
Не скосить тебя с маху единого,
Не связать тебя всю во единый сноп!
Уж вы, думы мои, думушки, 
Не стряхнуть вас разом с плеч долой,
Одной речью-то вас не высказать!
По тебе-ль, нива, ветер разгуливал, 
Гнул колосья твои до-земли,
Зрелы зерна-все разметывал!
Широко вы, думы, порассыпались, 
Куда пала какая думушка.
Там всходила люта печаль-трава, 
Выростало горе горючее.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Новѣйшіе русскіе писатели: опыт христоматіи періода русской словесности после Гоголя, составил А. Цветков, С.-Петерсбург, Издание Ф. Павленкова, 1883.

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Lyle Neff) , no title, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ô toi, mon champ de blé !", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2015-04-06 14:32:14
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Ô toi, mon champ de blé !

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Ô toi, mon champ de blé, mon petit champ de blé,
On ne peut pas te faucher d'un seul coup,
On ne peut pas te lier en entier en une seule gerbe !
Ô vous, mes pensées, mes petites pensées,
On ne peut pas se débarrasser de vous en haussant les épaules,
On ne peut pas vous exprimer avec une seule parole !
À travers toi, champ de blé, si le vent se promenait,
Il courberait tes épis de ci de là,
Lancerait les grains mûrs !
Au loin, mes pensées, si vous vous dispersiez,
Là où une petite pensée tomberait,
À cet endroit pousserait une cruelle herbe de tristesse,
Un chagrin brûlant croîtrait.

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  • Singable translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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