Translation by Mikhail Larionovich Mikhailov (1829 - 1865)

Mother! oh, sing me to rest
Language: English 
Mother! oh, sing me to rest 
As in my bright days departed: 
Sing to thy child, the sick-hearted, 
Songs for a spirit oppress'd ...

Lay this tired head on thy breast ! 
Flowers from the night-dew are closing. 
Pilgrims and mourners reposing 
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!

Take back thy bird to its net ! 
Weary is young life when blighted, 
Heavy this love unrequited!
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!

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Убаюкай, родная, больную меня
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Убаюкай, родная, больную меня,
Как баюкала, в люльке качая!
Мне изнывшее сердце, родная,
Убаюкай, крестом осеня!

Головой утомленной склонилась бы я:
Засыпает цветок ночью темной;
Отдыхает и странник бездомный…
Убаюкай, родная, меня!

Непогодой запугана птичка твоя…
Тяжела ты мне, жизнь молодая!
И зачем я любила, родная?..
Ах, баюкай! баюкай меня!

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Confirmed with Михайлов М. Л.. Сочинения в трёх томах / Под общей редакцией Б. П. Козьмина, Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1958, page 161.


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Text added to the website: 2019-07-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-08-15 21:30:31
Line count: 12
Word count: 50