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Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne

Language: Russian

Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne
Ty pesen Gruziji pechal'noj;
Napominajut mne [one]1
Druguju zhizn' i bereg dal'nij.

Uvy, napominajut mne
Tvoji zhestokije napevy
I step', i noch', i pri lune
Cherty dalekoj, bednoj devy!

Ja [prizrak]2 milyj, rokovoj,
Tebja uvidev, zabyvaju;
No ty pojosh', i predo mnoj
Jego ja vnov' voobrazhaju.

Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne
Ty pesen Gruziji pechal'noj;
Napominajut mne [one]1
Druguju zhizn' i bereg dal'nij.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA GER
M. Glinka sets stanzas 1-2

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1 The modern spelling is "oni"
2 Rimsky-Korsakov: "obraz"

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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)

Set in French, a translation by Louis Pomey (1835 - 1901) , title unknown ENG ITA GER Set in German, a translation by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892) , title unknown ENG ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Anton Bespalov) (Rianne Stam) , "Do not sing, my beauty, to me", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Non cantarmi mia bellezza", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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O sing, du Schöne, sing mir nicht

Language: German

O sing, du Schöne, sing mir nicht
Georgiens wehmutvolle Lieder,
Sie wecken wie ein Traumgesicht
Mir fernes Land und Leben wieder.

Auf mich herein in wilder Pein
Aus deinen Liedern klingend bricht es;
Die Steppennacht, der Mondenschein,
Der Schmerz des kindlichen Gesichtes -

Die holde Traumgestalt, bei dir
Vergess' ich sie, und ach! wie gerne -
Doch wenn du singst, erscheint sie mir
Und ruft mich grausam in die Ferne.

O sing, du Schöne, sing mir nicht
Georgiens wehmutvolle Lieder,
Sie wecken wie ein Traumgesicht
Mir fernes Land und Leben wieder.



Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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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)

Text added to the website: 2008-07-06.