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Gusi - lebedi ('Geese, Swans') (1917)


Part of a series or song cycle:

Three Children's Tales


Gusi - lebedi ('Geese, Swans')

Gusy, lebedi letili,
V čisto pole zaletili,
V pole banjušku dospili.
Vorobej drova kolol,
Tarakan banju topil,
Myška vodušku nosila,
Voška parilasja, prjušmarilasja.
Bela gnida podchvatila,
Na rogošku povalila,
Sera bloška podskočila,
Nožku podlomila
V peredbanok vošku vynosila.

Geese, Swans

The geese and swans, they flew,
Flew into the broad field,
Where they set a sauna up.
The sparrow chopped the wood,
The cockroach heated up the sauna,
The little mouse brought the water,
The louse took a bath,
Followed by a little white nit,
Who stretched out on the wooden bench,
Then a grey flea jumped up,
Exhausting his little legs,
And carrying out the louse into the dressing room.

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Composer

Igor Stravinsky was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.


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