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Отчалила лодка… Чуть брезжил рассвет

Language: Russian (Русский)

Отчалила лодка… Чуть брезжил рассвет…
В ушах раздавался [прощальный]1 привет,
Дышал он нежданною лаской…
Свинцовое море шумело кругом…
Всё это мне кажется сладостным сном,
Волшебной, несбыточной сказкой!

О нет, то не сон был! В дали голубой
Две белые чайки неслись над водой,
И серые тучки летели, --
И всё, что сказать я не мог, не успел,
Кипело в душе... и восток чуть алел,
И волны шумели!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Gliere, Prokofiev: "последний" (poslednij)

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  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le bateau s'en va", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-12-28 15:12:27
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Le bateau s'en va

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

Le bateau s'en va... À peine l'aube point...
Dans mes oreilles résonne l'adieu final.
Il était plein de tendresse inattendue...
Une mer couleur de plomb rugissait tout autour...
Tout me semblait comme un doux rêve,
Un conte de fée magique, lointain !

Oh, non ! Ce n'était pas un rêve ! Dans le lointain bleu
Deux mouettes blanches  volaient au-dessus de l'eau,
Et des nuages gris glissaient,
Et tout ce que je n'avais pas pu dire à temps
Surgissait dans mon âme... et à l'est juste un peu de rouge,
Et les vagues grondaient !

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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksei Nikolayevich Apukhtin (1841 - 1893), no title, written 1879 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Reinhold Moritzevich Glière, Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-09-19.
Last modified: 2015-09-19 18:52:33
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