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My byli vmeste

by Dmitri Shostakovich From Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok (1967) Op. 127

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Text & Translation

My byli vmeste
Russian source: Aleksandr Blok

My byli vmeste, pomnju ja...
Noch' volnovalas', skripka pela,
Ty v `eti dni byla moja,
Ty s kazhdym chasom khoroshela.

Skvoz' tikhoje zhurchan'je struj,
Skvoz' tajnu zhenstvennoj ulybki
K ustam prosilsja poceluj,
Prosilis' v serdce zvuki skripki...

We were together
English translation © Julie Curtis

We were together, I recall...
The night was agitated, a violin sang…
In those days you were – my own,
With every hour you grew more fair…

Through the quiet gurgle of the stream,
Through the mystery of a feminine smile
A kiss begged for lips,
The sounds of the violin begged to enter my heart….

My byli vmeste
Russian source: Aleksandr Blok

We were together
English source: Julie Curtis

My byli vmeste, pomnju ja...
We were together, I recall...
Noch' volnovalas', skripka pela,
The night was agitated, a violin sang…
Ty v `eti dni byla moja,
In those days you were – my own,
Ty s kazhdym chasom khoroshela.
With every hour you grew more fair…

Skvoz' tikhoje zhurchan'je struj,
Through the quiet gurgle of the stream,
Skvoz' tajnu zhenstvennoj ulybki
Through the mystery of a feminine smile
K ustam prosilsja poceluj,
A kiss begged for lips,
Prosilis' v serdce zvuki skripki...
The sounds of the violin begged to enter my heart….

Composer

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist. He achieved fame in the Soviet Union, although later developed a more complex and difficult relationship with the government. As a composer, he combined a variety of different musical…

Poet

Aleksandr Blok

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok was a Russian lyrical poet, writer, publicist, playwright, translator, literary critic.

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