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Krysolov (1916) Op. 38 no.4

Krysolov

Ja na dudochke igraju,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
I na dudochke igraju,
Ch'i-to dushi veselja.
Ja idu vdol' tikhoj rechki,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Dremljut tikhija ovechki,
Krotko zybljutsja polja.
Spite, ovcy i barashki,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Za lugami krasnoj kashki
strojno vstali topolja.
Malyj domik tam taitsja,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Miloj devushke prisnitsja,
Chto jej dushu otdal ja.
I na nezhnyj zov svireli,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Vyjdet slovno k svetloj celi,
cherez sad, cherez polja.
I v lesu pod dubom tjomnym,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Budet zhdat' v bredu istomnom,
V chas, kogda usnjot zemlja.
Vstrechu gost'ju doroguju,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Vplot' do utra zaceluju,
Serdce laskoj utolja.
I, smenivshis' s nej kolechkom,
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja,
Otpushchu jejo k ovechkam,
V sad, gde strojny topolja.
Tra-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja-lja!

Pied-Piper

I play upon my little pipe,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
I play upon my little pipe,
And gladden people’s hearts.
Along a quiet little stream I go,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
Little lambkins quietly slumber,
Fields gently sway.
Sleep, oh sheep and lambs,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
Beyond the meadows of red clover
Slender poplars reach to the sky.
A little house is hidden there,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
Where a sweet girl will dream
That I have given her my heart.
And at the call of my tender reed,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
She will come, as if with radiant purpose,
Through the garden, through the fields.
And in the wood, beneath the dark oak,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
She will wait in languorous delirium
As the earth falls asleep.
I shall meet my beloved guest,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
I shall kiss her ‘til morning comes,
Assuaging my heart with caresses.
And once we have exchanged rings,
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,
I’ll send her back to the little sheep,
To the garden where the poplars are slender.

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Composer

Sergei Rachmaninov was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor of the late Romantic period.


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Poet

Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov was a Russian poet, prose writer, dramatist, translator, critic and historian.


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