Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Не верь мне друг, когда в избытке горя
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE
Не [верь мне друг, когда в избытке]1 горя,
Я говорю, что разлюбил тебя,
В отлива час не верь измене моря,
Оно к земле воротится, любя.

Уж я тоскую, прежней страсти полный,
[Мою]2 свободу вновь тебе отдам,
И уж бегут [с обратным]3 шумом волны
Издалека к любимым берегам!

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Confirmed with А. К. Толстой, Сочинения : в 2 т., М.: Художественная литература, 1981, Т. 1., Стихотворения.

1 Tchaikovsky: "верь, мой друг, когда в порыве" ("ver', moj drug, kogda v poryve")
2 Tchaikovsky: "Свою" ("Svoju")
3 Tchaikovsky: "обратно с" ("obratno s")

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Hans Jelmoli.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karolina Karlovna Pavlova (1807 - 1893) , no title ; composed by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Sonja Van Lier) , "Geloof het niet mijn lief", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bruno Tutenberg) , "Glaub nicht, mein Lieb"


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

Ne me crois pas, mon ami, quand dans un...
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Ne me crois pas, mon ami, quand dans un excès de chagrin
Je dis que je ne t'aime plus !
À l'heure du reflux de la marée, ne crois pas que la mer a trahi,
Elle reviendra à la terre pleine d'amour.

Je suis déjà languissant, plein de l'ancienne passion,
Je te donnerai à nouveau ma liberté,
Et maintenant les vagues reviennent en rugissant
Du lointain vers les plages bien-aimées.

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 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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This text was added to the website: 2016-08-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 70