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Language: Russian (Русский)

Улетал соловушко далёко,
во чужую тёплую сторонку.
Улетал соловушко далёко,
во чужую тёплую сторонку.

Вы прощайте, люди добрые, на долго,
улететь пора моя настала!
На долго прощаюсь с вами, люди!
Улететь пора моя настала!

И спасибо вам за вашу любовь, за ласку,
что меня, соловушку, не гнали,
песни петь мне, соловью, не мешали,
малых деток моих не забижали!

И остался б я теперь с вами,
да лиха беда ваши морозы;
не люблю зимы вашей белой,
не люблю я буйного ветра!

А уж как весна красна вернётся,
с ней и я вернусь к вам с новой песней,
я вернусь к вам с новой песней!

Translation(s): ENG

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Erin Franklin) , title 1: "The little nightingale", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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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 (Русский) 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, which MUST include the copyright symbol ©

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