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Дуют ветры

Language: Russian (Русский)

Дуют ветры, 
ветры буйные,
Ходят тучи, 
[тучи]1 тёмные.

Не видать в них 
света белого,
Не видать в них 
солнца красного.

Во сырой [мгле]2, 
за туманами,
Только ночка, 
лишь чернеется —

В эту пору 
Одному жить —
сердцу холодно.

Грудь другую
Ему надобно:
Огонь-душу —
Красну девицу!

С ней зимою —
Лето тёплое;
При бездольи —
Горе — не горе!

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER GER

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R. Glière sets stanzas 1-4
M. Musorgsky sets stanzas 1-3, 1-2

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1 Gliere, Musorgsky: "ходят тучи" (khodjat tuchi)
2 Gliere, Musorgsky: "во мгле" (vo mgle)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Longings"
  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "Es pfeift der Wind", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Les vents soufflent

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

Les vents soufflent,
Des vents violents,
Il y a des nuages,
Des nuages sombres.

Je ne vois pas à travers eux
De lumière du jour,
Je ne vois pas à travers eux
Le soleil rouge.

Dans l'obscurité humide
Dans le brouillard,
Il y a seulement la nuit,
Seulement du noir.

En ces moments
De mauvais temps,
On vit seul,
Le cœur froid.

Sur la poitrine d'une autre,
Il faut s'appuyer :
Le feu, pour l'âme,
Rougit grâce à la jeune fille !

Avec elle dans l'hiver,
Il fait chaud comme en été,
Dans le malheur,
La détresse, il n'y a pas de douleur.

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