Translation by Semyon Olender (1907 - 1969)

Af a lonke ba dem veldl
Language: Yiddish (יידיש) 
Af a lonke ba dem veldl,
vos shteyt shtendik vi fartrakht,
pashen mir kolvirtshe stades
fun fri bis in der nakht.

Af a bergl sits ikh mir
do mit mayn fayfele in hant,
un ken zich nit sat onkukn
af di sheynkayt fun mayn land.

Af di beymer grinen tsvaign,
okh, vi zaynen zei dokh sheyn!
Af di felder bliyen zangen,
zaynen ful mit khen.

Oy, oy, oy!
Oy lyu-lyu-lyu...

Git a tsveigl mir a shmeykhl
un a zangele a wunk,
es tserflakhert zikh in hartsn
fraydgefiln vi a funk.

Kum, mayn fayfele, getraye,
shpiln, singen velen mir
un oysgisn af der lonke
mayne fraydgefiln mit dir.

Zolst nit mer yomern, fayfl!
Zolst nit veynen vi amol,
freilekh zoln dayne tener
trogn zikh af berg un tol.

Oy, oy, oy!
Oy lyu-lyu-lyu...

Ikh ken do in kolvirt gliklekh zayn,
gliklekh, gliklekh on a shir!
Freilekh, freilekh, fayfl,
freilekh zolst itst zikh shpiln mir!

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Pesnja devushki
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Yiddish (יידיש) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Na luzhajke, vozle lesa,
Chto zadumchiv tak vsegda,
My pasjom s utra do nochi,
Kolkhoznye stada.

I sizhu ja na prigorke,
S dudochkoj sizhu svojej.
Ne mogu ja nagljadet'sja
Na krasu strany mojej.

V jarkoj zeleni derev'ja
I krasivy, i strojny
A v poljakh cvetut kolos'ja,
Prelesti polny.

Oj, oj, lju-lju!

To mne vetka ulybnjotsja
Kolosok vdrug podmignjot, -
Chuvstvo radosti velikoj
V serdce iskroju sverknjot.

Poj zhe, dudochka prostaja!
Tak legko nam pet' vdvojom!
Slyshat gory i doliny,
Kak my radostno pojom!

Tol'ko, dudochka ne plakat'!
Proshluju zabud' pechal'.
I puskaj tvoi napevy
Mchatsja v laskovuju dal'.

Oj, oj, lju-lju!

Ja v svojom kolkhoze schastliva.
Slyshish', zhizn' moja polna!
Veseleje, veseleje, dudochka,
Ty pet' dolzhna!

Note: input from a monograph by Prof. Joachim Braun.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant d'une jeune fille", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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