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Не скажу никому отчего я весной

Language: Russian (Русский)

Не скажу никому отчего я весной
По полям и лугам не сбираю цветов.
Та весна далеко, те завяли цветы,
Из которых я с ним завивала венки.
И тех нет уже дней, что летели стрелой,
Что любовью нас жгли, что палили огнём!
Не скажу никому от чего у меня
Тяжело на груди, злая грусть налегла.

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "I won't tell anyone", copyright ©

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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I won't tell anyone

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

 I won't tell anyone why in spring
 I'm not gathering flowers in the fields and meadows.
 That spring is distant now; the flowers 
 that I once wove into wreaths with him have wilted.
 And those days are simply over, have flown past like arrows,
 when love entwined us and burned like fire!
 I won't tell anyone why I have 
 a weight on my chest, a cruel grief oppressing me.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksey Vasil'yevich Kol'tsov (1808 - 1842), "Русская песня", first published 1840
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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Word count: 70