Translation © by Anne Evans

Мы были вместе
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
Мы были вместе, помню я...
Ночь волновалась, скрипка пела,
Ты в эти дни была моя,
Ты с каждым часом хорошела.

Сквозь тихое журчанье струй,
Сквозь тайну женственной улыбки
К устам просился поцелуй,
Просились в сердце звуки скрипки...

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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 [singable] (David Angell) , title 1: "We were together", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nous étions ensemble", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Anne Evans) , title 1: "We were together", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
We were together
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
We were together, I recall...
Violins sang in vibrant darkness
day after day you were my own,
with every hour you grew more fair.

The secrets of a woman's smile,
the quiet whispering of breezes
set tender kisses on my lips,
and filled my heart with violin songs.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2016 by Anne Evans, (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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