Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Счастье
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Yiddish (יידיש) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Я мужа смело под руку взяла,
Пусть я стара, и стар мой кавалер.
Его с собой в театр повела,
И взяли два билета мы в партер.

До поздней ночи с мужем сидя там,
Всё предавались радостным мечтам, -
Какими благами окружена
Еврейского сапожника жена.

И всей стране хочу поведать я,
Про радостный и светлый жребий мой:
Врачами, наши стали сыновья -
Звезда горит над нашей головой!

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

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Bonheur", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-02
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

Bonheur
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
J'ai pris audacieusement le bras de mon mari,
bien que je sois vieille, et que mon cavalier soit vieux.
Je l'ai emmené au théâtre avec moi,
et nous avons pris deux billets pour le parterre.

Tard dans la nuit j'y suis restée avec mon homme,
toute transportée de joyeux rêves,-
Quelles bénédictions entourent
la femme d'un cordonnier juif.

Et je veux dire à tout le pays
que la joie et la lumière sont maintenant mon lot :
Docteurs, docteurs, nos fils sont devenus,-
une étoile brille au-dessus de nos têtes.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-02
Line count: 12
Word count: 90