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Language: Russian

Uletal solovushko daljoko,
vo chuzhuju tjopluju storonku.
Uletal solovushko daljoko,
vo chuzhuju tjopluju storonku.

Vy proshchajte, ljudi dobryje, na dolgo,
uletet' pora moja nastala!
Na dolgo proshchajus' s vami, ljudi!
Uletet' pora moja nastala!

I spasibo vam za vashu ljubov', za lasku,
chto menja, solovushku, ne gnali,
pesni pet' mne, solov'ju, ne meshali,
malykh detok mojikh ne zabizhali!

I ostalsja b ja teper' s vami,
da likha beda vashi morozy;
ne ljublju zimy vashej beloj,
ne ljublju ja bujnogo vetra!

A uzh kak vesna krasna vernjotsja,
s nej i ja vernus' k vam s novoj pesnej,
ja vernus' k vam s novoj pesnej!

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 (Erin Franklin) , "The little nightingale", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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The little nightingale

Language: English

The little nightingale flew far away,
Into a warm foreign little country,
The little nightingale flew far away,
Into a warm foreign little country.

Farewell, kind people, for a long while,
My time begins to fly away!
People, for a long time I will be parted from you!
My time begins to fly away!

And thank you for your love, for the affection,
That didn't drive me, a little nightingale, away,
That didn't hinder me, the nightingale, in singing songs,
That didn't run ahead of my small little children!

I would even now remain with you,
But for the misfortunate evil of your frosts;
I do not love your white winter,
I do not love the wild wind!

But even as the beautiful spring returns,
With her, I also return to  you with a new song,
I will return to you with a new song!

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    * Translation from Russian to English copyright © 2009 by Erin Franklin, franklin (DOT) ea (AT) gmail (DOT) com, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2009-08-10.