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Ja li v pole da ne travushka byla

Language: Russian

Ja li v pole da ne travushka byla,
Ja li v pole ne zelenaja rosla;
Vzjali menja, travushku, skosili,
Na solnyshke v pole issushili.
Okh, ty, gore moje, gorjushko!
Znat' takaja moja doljushka!

Ja li v pole ne pshenichushka byla?
Ja li v pole ne vysokaja rosla?
Vzjali menja srezali serpami
Sklali menja na pole snopami
Okh ty gore, mojo gorjushko
Znat' takaja moja doljushka.

Ja li v pole ne kalinushka byla,
Ja li v pole da ne krasnaja rosla;
Vzjali kalinushku, [polomali]1,
[I]2 v zhgutiki menja posvjazali!
Okh, ty, gore moje, gorjushko!
Znat' takaja moja doljushka!

Ja l' u batjushki ne dochen'ka byla,
U rodimoj ne cvetochek ja rosla;
Nevolej menja, bednuju, vzjali,
[I]2 s nemilym, sedym povenchali!
Okh, ty, gore moje, gorjushko!
Znat' takaja moja doljushka!

P. Tchaikovsky sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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1 Tchaikovsky: "slomali"
2 Tchaikovsky: "Da"

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