by Oleksandr Ivanovych Kandyba (1878 - 1944), as Oleksandr Oles

I vi pokinuli...
Language: Ukrainian (Українська) 
I vy` poky`nuly`... y` vy` pishly`...
I v najmy` dushi viddaly`,
Y` klad, shho vam didy` sxovaly`,
Na sky`bku xliba prominyaly`...
Czy`gany` vy`,
Czy`gany` vy`!...

A tam v zemli, yaky`j tam skarb lezhav,
I skil`ky` strun v sobi xovav...
Yaki b to zvuky` rozitnuly`s`,
Koly` b vy` dy`vny`x strun torknuly`s`!...
Ne varti vy`,
Ne varti vy`...

I chasom chuye lis v pit`mi nichnij,
Yak des` na kobzi1 zolotij
Struna zastogne i porvet`sya,
I stogin skargoyu pollyet`sya.
O de zh vy` yest`?
O de zh vy` yest`?

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1 ancient Ukrainian string instrument, similar to a lute.

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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)


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This text was added to the website: 2009-06-16
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Word count: 86