by Lev Aleksandrovich Mey (1822 - 1862)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Детская песенка
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Во саду, ах, во садочке
Выросла малинка;
Солнышко её греет,
Дождичек лелеет.

В светлом теремочке
Выросла Нанинка;
Тятя её любит,
Маменька голубит.

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Dans le petit jardin", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Erin Franklin) , title 1: "Little children's song", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Dans le petit jardin
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Dans le jardin, ah, dans le petit jardin
Pousse un petit framboisier,
Le petit soleil le réchauffe,
La petite pluie le chérit.

Dans la petite tour brillante
La petite Nina grandit ;
Papa l'aime,
Maman la dorlote.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2015-09-19 00:00:00
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