Translation by Lev Aleksandrovich Mey (1822 - 1862)

Gopak
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Ukrainian (Українська) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Goj! gop, gop, gopaka!
Poljubila kazaka,
Tol'ko staryj da ne djuzhij,
Tol'ko ryzhij, neukljuzhij,
Vot i dolja vsja poka! Goj!
Dolja sledom za toskoju,
A ty staryj za vodoju,
A sama to ja v shinok
Da khvachu sebe krjuchok,
A potom vsjo chok da chok, vsjo chok da chok.
Charka pervaja kolom, a vtoraja sokolom,
Baba v pljas poshla vkonec,
A za neju molodec,
Staryj, ryzhij, babu klichet,
Tol'ko baba kukish tychet.
Kol' zhenilsja, satana,
Dobyvaj-zhe mne pshena,
vot chto!
Nado detok pozhalet', nakormit' i priodet'.
Vot kak!
Dobyvaj, smotri, byt' khudu,
A ne to sama dobudu!
Slysh' ty!
Dobyvaj zhe, staryj, ryzhij,
Dobyvaj skorej, besstyzhij!
Chto, vzjal!
Tol'ko, staryj, ne greshi,
Kolybel'ki kolyshi,
Kolybel'ki, staryj, kolyshi,
vot tak!
Kak byla ja molodoju
da ugodniceju,
Ja povesila perednik
nad okonniceju,
I v okoshechko kivaju,
v pljal'cakh shelkom vyshivaju.
Goj, Semeny vy, Ivany,
nadevajge-ka kaftany,
Da so mnoj guljat' pojdjomte!
Da prisjadem, zapojomte!
Goj! Goj! Goj! Goj! Goj! Goj! Goj! Goj! Goj! 
Goj, gop, gop, gopaka!
Poljubila kazaka,
Tol'ko staryj da ne djuzhij,
Tol'ko ryzhij, neukljuzhij,
Vot i pravda vsja poka. Goj!

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
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