Translation © by Sergey Rybin

Ты скоро меня позабудешь
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ты скоро меня позабудешь,
но я не забуду тебя;
ты в жизни разлюбишь, полюбишь,
а я никого никогда!

Ты новые лица увидишь
и новых друзей изберешь;
ты новые чувства узнаешь
и, может быть, счастье найдёшь!

Я тихо и грустно свершаю
без радостей, жизненный путь;
и как я люблю и страдаю,
узнает могила одна!

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 53

You'll soon forget me
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
You'll soon forget me,
But I will not forget you;
In life you'll cease to love and fall in love again,
But me – never!

You'll see new faces,
You'll choose new friends,
You'll experience new feelings,
And maybe - find happiness!

With resignation, and quietly,
I will make my joyless life's journey,
And only the grave will know
How I love and suffer! 

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This text was added to the website: 2020-09-16
Line count: 12
Word count: 64