Если жизнь тебя обманет
Language: Russian (Русский)
Если жизнь тебя обманет,
Не печалься, не сердись,
В день уныния смирись:
День веселья верь, настанет.
Сердце в будущем живёт;
Всё мгновенно, всё пройдёт;
Что пройдёт, то будет мило.
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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)
- by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev (1787 - 1851), "Если жизнь тебя обманет", published 1829. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by César Antonovich Cui (1835 - 1918), "Если жизнь тебя обманет", op. 57 (Двадцать пять стихотворении Пушкина = Dvadcat' pjat' stikhotvorenii Pushkina (25 Poems of Pushkin)) no. 2. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Reinhold Moritzevich Glière (1875 - 1956), "Если жизнь тебя обманет", op. 12 no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880 - 1951), "Если жизнь тебя обманет", op. 61 (Acht Lieder = Vosem' Pesen) no. 4, also set in German (Deutsch) [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by S. Razorenov , "Если жизнь тебя обманет" [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (b. 1948), "Если жизнь тебя обманет", op. 19a (Dva stikhotvorenija Aleksandra Pushkina) no. 2, published 1976. [voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by L. Weinhold ENG by Nikolai Karlovich Medtner.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Lyle Neff) , "If life deceives you", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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If life deceives you
Language: English after the Russian (Русский)
If life deceives you,
Do not mourn, do not be angry,
On the day of dismay, resign youself:
Believe a day of merriment will come.
The heart lives in the future;
The present is dismal;
All things are momentary, all things will pass;
What will pass will be nice.
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- a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), no title, 1825, first published 1825 GER
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, César Antonovich Cui, Reinhold Moritzevich Glière, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, S. Razorenov, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2012-12-12.
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