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Mother! oh, sing me to rest

Language: English

Mother! oh, sing me to rest 
As in my bright days departed: 
Sing to thy child, the sick-hearted, 
Songs for a spirit oppress'd ...

Lay this tired head on thy breast ! 
Flowers from the night-dew are closing. 
Pilgrims and mourners reposing 
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!

Take back thy bird to its net ! 
Weary is young life when blighted, 
Heavy this love unrequited!
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!


Translation(s): GER RUS

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Text added to the website: 2008-11-21 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

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О, спой же ту песню

Language: Russian (Русский) after the English

О, спой же ту песню, родная,
что пела ты в прежние дни,
в тени, как ребёнком была я,
ты песенку вдруг запевала,
и я на коленях твоих 
под звуки той песни дремала.

Ты пела, томима тоскою;
из темных, задумчивых глаз
катилась слеза за слезою...
Протяжно и грустно ты пела...
Любила напев я простой,
хоть слов я понять не умела...

О, спой же ту песню, родная,
как пела её в старину;
давно её смысл поняла я!
И пусть под знакомые звуки
убитая горем засну я сном,
что врачует все муки.


Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Oh, chante la même chanson", 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
Line count: 18
Word count: 89