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Language: Russian (Русский)

Govorit sultanša kanarejke:
«Ptička! lučše v tereme vysokom
Šebetat' i pesni pet' Zjulejke,
Čem porchat' na Zapade dalekom?
Spoj že, spoj že mne pro za-more, pevička,
Spoj že, spoj že mne pro Zapad, neposedka!
Est' li tam takoe nebo, ptička,
Est' li tam takoj garem i kletka?
U kogo tam stol'ko roz byvalo?
U kogo iz šachov est' Zjulejka -
I podnjat' li tak ej pokryvalo?»

Ej v otvet ščebečet kanarejka:
«Ne prosi s menja zamorskich pesen,
Ne budi toski moej bez nuždy:
Tvoj garem no našim pesnjam tesen,
I slova ich odaliskam čuždy...
Ty v lenivoj drëme rascvetala,
Kak i vsja krugom tebja priroda,
I ne znaeš' -- daže ne slychala,
Čto u pesni est' sestra -- svoboda.»

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le canari", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Canary", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41
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