by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897)

Koly'bel`naya pesnya
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Spi, ditya moyo, [usni]1!
Sladkij son k sebe mani:
V nyan`ki ya tebe vzyala
Veter, solnce i orla.

Uletel oryol domoj;
Solnce skry'los` pod vodoj:
Veter, posle trex nochej,
Mchitsya k materi svoej.

[Vetra sprashivaet]2 mat`:
«Gde izvolil propadat`?
Ali zvezdy' voeval?
Ali volny' vsyo gonyal?»

«Ne gonyal ya voln morskix,
Zvezd ne trogal zoloty'x;
YA ditya oberegal,
Koly'belochku kachal!»

Spi, ditya moyo, spi, usni! spi, usni!
Sladkij son k sebe mani:
V nyan`ki ya tebe vzyala
Veter, solnce i orla.

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1 Tchaikovsky: "spi, usni! spi, usni!"
2 Tchaikovsky: "Sprashivala vetra"

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Authorship

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Sonja Van Lier) , "Wiegenlied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) (Peter Grunberg) , "Lullaby", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Berceuse", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bruno Tutenberg) , "Wiegenlied"


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 81