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My sideli s toboj ('We sat with you') (1893) Op. 73 no.1

My sideli s toboj ('We sat with you')

My sideli s toboj u zasnuvshej reki.
S tikhoj pesnej proplyli domoj rybaki.
Solnca luch zolotoj za rekoj dogoral...
I tebe ja togda nichego ne skazal.
Zagremelo v dali... Nadvigalas' groza...
Po resnicam tvoim pokatilas' sleza...
I s bezumnym rydan'em k tebe ja pripal...
I tebe nichego, nichego ne skazal.
I teper', v `eti dni, ja, kak prezhde, odin,
uzh ne zhdu nichego ot grjadushchikh godin...
V serdce zhiznennyj zvuk uzh davno otzvuchal...
akh, zachem ja tebe nichego ne skazal!

We sat with you

We sat together by the sleepy river.
The fishermen rowed home, singing their quiet songs.
The golden rays of the sun were dying out across the river…
And still I said nothing to you.
The thunder rolled in the distance… A storm moved in…
A tear rolled down your eyelashes…
And I fell at our feet, sobbing madly…
And I said nothing to you, nothing at all.
And now, again, as before, I’m alone,
I no longer expect anything from the years to come…
In my heart, the cry of life fell silent long ago…
Oh why did I say nothing to you!

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. His works are still among the most popular music in the classical repetoire, and he is widely acknowledged as the first Russian composer to make a lasting international impression.

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