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    "The Slavic Woman's Farewell"

     

    "Прощание славянки"

     

    Some day, sure, asap, the some military confrontation in Ukraine will be quietly calm down. They'll do it on its own and peacefully move to any bases and homes. Sure, "The Slavic Woman's Farewell" will sound again and everywhere.

     

    The not well known fact, which is deliberately omitted by sharps of Russian heritage about this popular song, is that latter has accent of real farewell, but not especially on ideological or otherwise politicized sense used in remembrance of a Victory in WWII in different from original editions of this song.

     

    The popular march has been performing traditionally mostly at the moment of a train or ship starting leaving, as to the sound of this tune - farewell to the place of leaving, and of course when soldiers went BACK HOME, after completion of the term of their service - farewell to the fellow soldiers. It was really very solemnly. So despite military time wording in the original lyrics the song is continue to be very and very peaceful and, as such favorited by generations of Slavics. There was not located English version, so I just closed this gap and represent it for your judgment and support of a peaceful regulations of that just temporary struggles.

     

    By the way exercise your educational level in regard the colors of Russian flags meaning: white - Belarusian people; blue - Ukrainians, red - Russians. That is.

     


    Well, let's wish them a peace - go and sing, together.

     

    There is an example of contemporary shortened version in the living performance before veterans by popular Russian actors Zara/Pevtsov, which is provided in the comment right below this post. This is K.R.E.S.T. Project.

     

     

     

    (The train wheels sound in background)

     

    1
    There is solemn moment of farewell
    And your lively attentiveness came
    I catch keeping a gentle breathing
    which at storm I can fairly recall

     

    2
    Blue and cloudy air is stirred up
    Our temples were touched by alert
    We felt called by Rossiya-Matushka
    Only wind blows from our move

     


    Refrain x 2

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Excuse me I shall say goodbye

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Not everybody will come back

     


    3
    They fly and fly, my years
    Go into mist all trains
    In them - the soldiers
    And sky in darkness
    So shines the soldier's only star
    In them - the soldiers
    And sky in darkness
    So shines the soldier's only star

     

    4
    Outside of the cars glimpse small stations
    Lights of dawns and an evening sunsets
    Hot Farewell of The Slavic Woman
    Don't forget - In the soul say it again

     


    Refrain x 2

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Excuse me I shall say goodbye

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Not everybody will come back

     


    Musical pause

     


    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Not all of YOU, say, will come back ...

     

    (The train wheels sound in background)

     


    =========================================

     


    Addition to the whole text of translation

     

    5
    No space for indifferent soul
    And fairness shines up close
    For Great Love and The Brotherhood
    Our lives were then sacrificed

     


    Refrain x 2

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Excuse me I shall say goodbye

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all of us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Not everybody will come back

     


    6
    They fly, my years
    And song is with us
    It is supportive
    The sky in darkness
    And shines the soldier's only star

     


    Refrain x 2

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Excuse me I shall say goodbye

     

    Farewell, fatherland
    Commemorate all us
    Farewell, my darling glance,
    Not everybody will come back

     


    =========================================

     


    THE ORIGINAL LYRICS

     

    1
    Наступает минута прощания,
    Ты глядишь мне тревожно в глаза,
    И ловлю я родное дыхание,
    А вдали уже дышит гроза.

     

    2
    Дрогнул воздух туманный и синий,
    И тревога коснулась висков,
    И зовёт нас на подвиг Россия,
    Веет ветром от шага полков.

     


    Припев

     

    Прощай, отчий край,
    Ты нас вспоминай,
    Прощай, милый взгляд,
    Прости-прощай, прости-прощай…

     


    3
    Летят-летят года,
    Уходят во мглу поезда,
    А в них — солдаты.
    И в небе тёмном
    Горит солдатская звезда.
    А в них — солдаты.
    И в небе тёмном
    Горит солдатская звезда.

     


    Припев

     

    Прощай, отчий край,
    Ты нас вспоминай,
    Прощай, милый взгляд,
    Прости-прощай, прости-прощай…

     


    4
    Лес да степь, да в степи полустанки.
    Свет вечерней и новой зари —
    Не забудь же прощанье Славянки,
    Сокровенно в душе повтори!

     

    5
    Нет, не будет душа безучастна —
    Справедливости светят огни…
    За любовь, за великое братство
    Отдавали мы жизни свои.

     


    Припев x 2

     

    Прощай, отчий край,
    Ты нас вспоминай,
    Прощай, милый взгляд,
    Прости-прощай, прости-прощай…

     

    Прощай, отчий край,
    Ты нас вспоминай,
    Прощай, милый взгляд,
    Не все из нас придут назад.

     


    6
    Летят-летят года,
    А песня — ты с нами всегда:
    Тебя мы помним,
    И в небе тёмном
    Горит солдатская звезда.

     


    Припев x 2

     

    Прощай, отчий край,
    Ты нас вспоминай,
    Прощай, милый взгляд,
    Прости-прощай, прости-прощай…

     

    Прощай, отчий край,
    Ты нас вспоминай,
    Прощай, милый взгляд,
    Прости-прощай, прости-прощай …

     

     

    Tau Ceti Chief in Charge

    Copyright, May 2014.

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