by Bryan Waller Procter (1787 - 1874), as Barry Cornwall
Translation by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837)

Пью за здравие Мери
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Пью за [здравие]1 Мери,
Милой Мери моей.
Тихо запер я двери
И один, без гостей
Пью за здравие Мери.

[Можно краше]2 быть Мери,
Краше Мери моей,
Этой маленькой пери;
Но нельзя быт милей
Резвой, ласковой Мери.

Будь же счастлива, Мери,
Солнце жизни моей!
Ни тоски, ни потери,
Ни ненастливых дней
Пусть не ведает Мери.

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1 Rubinstein: "zdorov'je"; further changes may exist not noted.
2 Glinka: "Krashe mozhno"

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
Line count: 15
Word count: 54