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Али мать меня рожала

Language: Russian (Русский) after the Polish (Polski)

Али мать меня рожала
На горе большое?
Али ведьма зачурала 
Мне гнездо родное?

Напролёт и дни и ночи 
Плачу, как ребёнок;
Сваты прийдут -- нет мне мочи
Выстоять смотрёнок.

Ох, уехал да и сгинул 
Милый за дружиной;
Не сберёг - одну покинул
Панночку с кручиной.

У подружёк в церкви ясно
Свечка дорогает;
У меня одной, несчастной,
Сразу погасает.

В поле осень; лист валится;
Пес наш землю роет,
Сыч на крышу к нам садится:
Чтож ты - скоро? - воет.
Скоро я с тобою, значит,
Свижуся, мой милый!

Али мать меня рожала
На горе большое?
Али ведьма зачурала 
Мне гнездо родное?

Translation(s): FRE

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Note: the original Polish text is often misattributed to Mickiewicz, according to R. D. Sylvester, Tchaikovsky's Complete Songs. A Companion with Texts and Translations (2002), p. 90.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ma mère m'a-t-elle mise au monde", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57

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Word count: 99

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Ma mère m'a‑t‑elle mise au monde

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

Ma mère m'a-t-elle mise au monde
Pour une grande douleur ?
Ou une sorcière a jeté un sort
Sur l'endroit où je suis née ?

Sans arrêt, jour et nuit,
Je pleure comme un enfant.
Des marieuses viennent -- Je ne peux pas
Résister à leur examen.

Oh, il est parti et il a disparu
Mon amour, à la guerre ;
Il ne me protège pas -- seule, il m'a laissée
Demoiselle avec mon chagrin.

À l'église pour ma copine
Les bougies brûlent brillamment ;
La mienne, malheureuse,
S'éteint immédiatement.

C'est l'automne ; les feuilles tombent ;
Notre chien creuse la terre,
La chouette est posée sur notre toit :
Que faites-vous ? Est-ce pour bientôt ? crie-t-elle.
Bientôt je serai avec toi, alors,
Je vais te revoir, mon amour !

Ma mère m'a-t-elle mise au monde
Pour une grande douleur ?
Ou une sorcière a jeté un sort
Sur l'endroit où je suis née ?

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Text added to the website: 2016-08-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-08-13 22:29:29

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Word count: 154