by Afanasy Afanas'yevich Fet (1820 - 1892)
Translation Singable translation by Louis Pomey (1835 - 1901)

Тихо вечер догорает
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Тихо вечер догорает,
  Горы золотя;
Знойный воздух холодает, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

Соловьи давно запели,
  Сумрак возвестя;
Струны робко зазвенели, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

[Блещут]1 ангельские очи,
  Трепетно светя;
Так легко дыханье ночи, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

Так легко и так привольно,
  Страсти укротя,
В сердце вымолвишь невольно:
  Спи, моё дитя!

N. Rimsky-Korsakov sets stanzas 1-3
A. Arensky sets stanzas 1-3

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Chant du soir
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Sur la cime des montagnes
Fuit le jour mourant
L'air embaume nos campagnes,
Dors, ma belle enfant.

De la nuit l'oiseau soupire
L'hymne pénétrant,
Sous mes doigts frémit ma lyre,
Dors, ma belle enfant,
Dors, enfant.

L'œeil de ton bon ange veille
Dans le firmament.
Dans le bois le vent sommeille,
Dors, ma belle enfant.

Dors, ma belle enfant.
Dors, ma belle enfant.

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Text added to the website: 2014-05-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:33
Line count: 15
Word count: 63