Serenada
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
O ditya, pod okoshkom tvoim 
YA tebe propoyu serenadu...
Ubayukana pen`em moim,
Ty' najdyosh` v snovide`yax otradu;
Pust` tvoj son i pokoj
V chas bezmolvny'j, nochnoj
Nezhny'x zvukov leleyut lobzan`ya!

Mnogo gorestej, mnogo nevzgod
[V dol`nem mire tebya]1;
Spi zhe sladko, poka net zabot,
[I dusha ogorchenij]2 ne znaet,
Spi vo mrake nochnom 
Bezmyatezhny'm ty' snom,
Spi, ne znaya zemnogo stradan`ya.

Pust` tvoj angel-xranitel` svyatoj,
Mily'j drug, nad toboyu letaet
I, leleya son devstvenny'j tvoj,
[Pesnyu raya tebe]3 napevaet.
[E`to]4 pesni svyatoj
Otgolosok zhivoj 
[Da daruet tebe]5 upovan`e.

Spi zhe, milaya, spi, pochivaj
Pod akkordy' moej serenady'!
Pust` prisnitsya tebe svetly'j raj,
Preispolnenny'j vechnoj otrady';
Pust` tvoj son i pokoj
V chas bezmolvny'j, nochnoj
Nezhny'x zvukov leleyut lobzan`ya!

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1 Tchaikovsky: "Тебя в жизни, дитя, ожидаёт" ("Tebja v zhizni, ditja, ozhidajot")
2 Tchaikovsky: "Пока сердце тревоги" ("Poka serdce trevogi")
3 Tchaikovsky: "Тебе райскую песнь" ("Tebe rajskuju pesn'")
4 Tchaikovsky: "Пусть той" ("Pust' toj")
5 Tchaikovsky: "Тебе в душу вселит" ("Tebe v dushu vselit")

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Serenade", copyright © 2016, (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: 28
Word count: 118