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Language: Russian (Русский)

Между небом и землёй песня раздаётся,
Неисходною струёй громче громче лётся.
Не видать певца полей где поёт так громко
Над подруженькой своей жаворонок звонкий.

Ветер песенку несёт, а кому, не знает.
Та комы, она поймёт, от ково, узнает!
Лейця, песенка моя песнь надежды сладкой
Кто-то вспомнит про меня и вздохнёт украдкой.

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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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 (Joanna Hoffman) (Barbara Miller) , title 1: "The lark", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) (Emily Lehrman) (Vanessa Bright) , title 1: "The lark", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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: 51

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The lark

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

Between the sky and the earth a song is heard
An unending stream of sound pours louder, louder.
Unseen is the singer in the field where sings so loudly
Above his mate the sonorous skylark.

The wind carries the song, to whom, it does not know.
She to whom it is sung, she will understand who it is from.
Pour on, my song of sweet hope
Someone remembers me and sighs furtively.

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Translator's note: i.e. We don't see the singer in the field where the sonorous skylark sings so loudly above his mate.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 1997 by Joanna Hoffman and Barbara Miller, (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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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Nestor Vasil'yevich Kukol'nik (1809 - 1868), "Жаворонок", first published 1840
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): P. Broun (attribution uncertain), Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, Vladimir Timofeyevich Sokolov, Aleksandr Yegorovich Varlamov. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
Line count: 8
Word count: 72