by Modest Petrovich Musorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

С куклой
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Тяпа, бай, бай, Тяпа, спи, усни,
Угомон тебя возьми! Тяпа! Спать надо!
Тяпа, спи, усни, Тяпу бука съест,
серый волк возьмёт, в тёмный лес снесёт.
Тяпа, спи, усни!
Что во сне увидишь, мне про то расскажешь:
Про остров чудный, где ни жнут ни сеют,
Где цветут и зреют груши наливные,
День и ночь поют птички золотые!
Бай, бай, баю бай, бай, бай, Тяпа!

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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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Hans Schmidt) , title 1: "Mit der Puppe"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Avec la poupée", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "With a doll", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 63

Avec la poupée
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Tyapa, dodo, dodo, Tyapa, dors , endors-toi,
Calme-toi ,Tyapa ! Il faut dormir !
Tyapa, dors , endors-toi, Tyapa, l'ogre va te manger,
Le loup gris t'emportera, il t'emportera dans la forêt sombre,
Tyapa, dors , endors-toi !
Ce que tu verras dans ton rêve, tu me le diras :
Sur cette île merveilleuse, où on ne récolte ni ne sème,
Où poussent et mûrissent des poires juteuses,
Jour et nuit, chantent des oiseaux dorés !
Dodo, dodo, dodo, dodo, dodo, dodo, Tyapa !


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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-08
Line count: 10
Word count: 84