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Language: Russian

Ja na dudochke igraju,
I na dudochke igraju,
Ch'i-to dushi veselja.

Ja idu vdol' tikhoj rechki,
Dremljut tikhija ovechki,
Krotko zybljutsja polja.

Spite, ovcy i barashki,
Za lugami krasnoj kashki
strojno vstali topolja.

Malyj domik tam tajitsja,
Miloj devushke prisnitsja,
Chto jej dushu otdal ja.

I na nezhnyj zov svireli,
Vyjdet slovno k svetloj celi,
cherez sad, cherez polja.

I v lesu pod dubom tjomnym,
Budet zhdat' v bredu istomnom,
V chas, kogda usnjot zemlja.

Vstrechu gost'ju doroguju,
Vplot' do utra zaceluju,
Serdce laskoj utolja.

I, smenivshis' s nej kolechkom,
Otpushchu jejo k ovechkam,
V sad, gde strojny topolja.


Translation(s): ENG

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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 (Sergey Rybin) , "Rat catcher", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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