WARNING! Not everything on this website is public domain.
It is ILLEGAL to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
And it is an EVEN WORSE OFFENSE to omit the names of authors / translators.

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Schastliv tot, komu zabavy

Language: Russian

Schastliv tot, komu zabavy,
Igry, majskie cvety,
Solovej v teni dubravy
I vesennikh let mechty
V naslazhden'e — kak i prezhde;
Kto na radost' lish' gljadit,
Kto, vverjajasja nadezhde,
Ptichkoj vsled za nej letit.

Tak viljaet po cvetochkam
Zlatokrylyj motylek;
Lish' k cvetku — pril'nul k listochkam,
Poletel — zabyl cvetok;
Sorvana jego lileja —
On letit na anemon;
Chto jego — to i milee,
Grust' zabven'em lechit on.

Beden tot, komu zabavy,
Igry, majskie cvety,
Solovej v teni dubravy
I vesennikh let mechty
Ne v vesel'e — tak, kak prezhde;
Kto ulybku pozabyl;
Kto, skazav: «prosti!» nadezhde,
Vzor ko grobu ustremil.

Dlja dushi mojej plenennoj
Zdes' odin i byl cvetok,
Aromatnyj, nesravnennyj;
Ja sorvat'!.. no chto zhe Rok?
«Ne tebe im nasladit'sja;
Ne tvoim jemu docvest'!»
Akh, zhestokij! chem zhe l'stit'sja?
Gde podobnyj v mire jest'?

Show Cyrillic (Покажите текст в кириллице)
Note on Transliteration


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: 2011-05-23.

Notes about green, red, and white dots

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive is supported financially by fewer than 0.02% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Search sheetmusicplus.com for Art song , Lieder, chansons, or works for solo voice

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for art songs or choral works