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Pesenka medvedya ('The bear's little song') (1917)

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Three Children's Tales

Pesenka medvedya ('The bear's little song')

Skripi, noga,
Skripi, lipovaja!
I voda spit,
I zemlja-to spit,
I po selam spjat,
Po derevnjam spjat;
Odna baba ne spit,
Moju šerstku prjadet,
Moe mjaso varit,
Moju kožu sušit.

The bear's little song

Creak, little paw,
Creak, lilac paw!
The water sleeps,
And the earth too,
People are asleep in the hamlets,
In the villages they are asleep:
Just one old woman is not asleep,
She is sinning my fur,
Boiling my meat,
And drying my skin.

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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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