by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897)

Kolybel'naja pesnja
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Spi, ditja mojo, [usni]1!
Sladkij son k sebe mani:
V njan'ki ja tebe vzjala
Veter, solnce i orla.

Uletel orjol domoj;
Solnce skrylos' pod vodoj:
Veter, posle trekh nochej,
Mchitsja k materi svojej.

[Vetra sprashivajet]2 mat':
«Gde izvolil propadat'?
Ali zvezdy vojeval?
Ali volny vsjo gonjal?»

«Ne gonjal ja voln morskikh,
Zvezd ne trogal zolotykh;
Ja ditja oberegal,
Kolybelochku kachal!»

Spi, ditja mojo, spi, usni! spi, usni!
Sladkij son k sebe mani:
V njan'ki ja tebe vzjala
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