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Ne poi krasavitsa ('Do not sing for me fair maiden') (1892) Op. 4 no.4

Ne poi krasavitsa ('Do not sing for me fair maiden')

Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne
Ty pesen Gruzii pechalnoi;
Napominayut mne one
Druguyu zhizn i bereg dalnyi.
Uvy, napominayut mne
Tvoi zhestokie napevy
I step, i noch – i pri lune
Cherty dalyokoy, miloi devï.

Ne poi krasavitsa ('Do not sing for me fair maiden')

Oh do not sing for me, fair maiden,
Those Georgian songs so sad;
The remind me
Of another life and a distant shore.
Alas, your cruel strains
Remind me
Of the steppe and the night,
And the moonlit face of my distant beloved.

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