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Kaby znala ja

Language: Russian

Kaby znala ja, kaby vedala,
Ne smogrela by iz okoshechka
Ja na molodca razudalogo,
Kak on jekhal po nashej ulice.
Nabekren' zalomivshi murmolku,
Kak likhogo konja bulanogo,
Zvonko nogogo, dolgo grivogo
Suprotiv okon na dyby vzdymal!

Kaby znala ja, kaby vedala,
Dlja nego by ja ne rjadilasja,
S zolotoj kajmoj lentu aluju
V kosu dlinnuju ne v pletala by,
Rano do svetu ne vstavala by,
Za okolicu ne speshila by,
V rose nozhen'ki ne mochila by,
Na prosjolok tot ne gljadela by,
Ne projedet li tem prosjolkom on,
Na ruke derzha pjostra sokola?

Kaby znala ja, kaby vedala,
Ne sidela by pozdnim vecherom,
Prigorju nivshis' na zavaline,
Na zavaline, bliz kolodezja,
Podzhidajuchi, da gadajuchi,
Ne pridjot li on, nenagljadnyj moj!
Napojit' konja studenoj vodoj!



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