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Den' li carit

Language: Russian

Den' li carit, tishina li nochnaja,
V snakh li [trevozhnykh]1, v zhitejskoj bor'be,
Vsjudu so mnoj, moju zhizn' napolnjaja,
Duma vse ta zhe, odna rokovaja,
        Vsjo o tebe!

S neju ne strashen mne prizrak bylogo,
Serdce vosprjanulo snova ljubja...
Vera, mechty, vdokhnovennoje slovo,
Vsjo, chto v dushe dorogogo, svjatogo,
        Vsjo ot tebja!

Budut li dni moji jasny, unyly,
Skoro li sginu ja, zhizn' zagubja!
Znaju odno, chto do samoj mogily
Pomysly, chuvstva, i pesni, i sily,
        Vsjo dlja tebja!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Tchaikovksy: "bessvjaznykh"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Grant A. Lewis) , "Whether day dawns", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Que le jour règne", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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