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Ja ‑‑ cvetok polevoj, ja ‑‑ lilija dolin ('Hebrew Song') (1867)

Ja ‑‑ cvetok polevoj, ja ‑‑ lilija dolin ('Hebrew Song')

«Ja -- cvetok polevoj, ja -- lilija dolin.»
« ,,Golubica moja belolonnaja,
Meždu junych podrug -- slovno v ternii krin.»
« Slovno mirta v cvetu blagovonnaja
Mezh besplodnych derev'ev lesnych,
Milyj moj - mež druzej molodych;
Ja pod ten' ego sest' voschotela - i sela,
I plody ego sladkie ela.
Provedite menja v dom vina i pirov,
Odarite ljubovnoju vlastiju,
Položite na odr iz dušistych cvetov:
Ja bol'na, ja ujazvlena strastiju.
Vot ruka ego zdes', pod moej golovoj;
On menja obnimaet drugoj...
Zaklinaju vas, junye devy Šalima,
Ja dolžna, ja choču byt' ljubima!»

Hebrew Song

‚I am a flower of the fields, I am the lily of the valley’
,My precious dove, my white-breasted one,
Amongst your young girlfriends you are like lily
amidst the thorns.’
‚Like a myrtle in fragrant bloom
Amidst the barren trees of the forest,
Is my beloved amongst his young friends.
Where are you, my beloved, my beautiful one.’

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881) was a Russian composer. He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music. Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other national themes.

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