O esli b ty' mogla xot` na ediny'j mig
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
O esli b ty' mogla xot` na ediny'j mig
Zaby't` svoyu pechal`, zaby't` svoi nevzgody', 
O, esli by' xot` raz ya tvoj uvidel lik,
Kakim ya znal ego v schastlivejshie gody'!

Kogda v [tvoix glazax]1 zasvetitsya sleza,
O, esli b e`ta grust` mogla projti pory'vom,
Kak v tepluyu vesnu prolyotnaya groza,
Kak ten` ot oblakov, begushhaya po nivam!

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1 Tchaikovsky: "глазах твоих" (glazakh tvojikh)

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by G. Jorissenne ENG ; composed by Nikolay Vladimirovich Shcherbachev.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by G. Jorissenne ENG ; composed by Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title ENG ; composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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

  • ENG English (Carl Ratner) , "Oh, if only you could", copyright © 2010, (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.
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Word count: 58