Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ты и вы
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
Пустое вы сердечным ты
Она, обмолвясь, заменила,
И все счастливые мечты
В душе влюблённой возбудила. 

Пред ней задумчиво стою,
Свести очей с неё нет силы;
И говорю ей: как вы милы!
И мыслю: как тебя люблю.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Tu and Vous", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , "Thou and You", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tu et vous", copyright © 2013, (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: 8
Word count: 36

Tu and Vous
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
The polite "vous" by the warm "tu"
she substituted by a slip of the tongue,
stirring up all sorts of happy dreams
in my soul, so much in love.

I stand before her deep in thought,
without the strength to pull my gaze away from her;
And I say to her: "vous" are so nice!
And I think: How I love "tu".

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 62