Crocodile Gena - Pust begut Niukluzhe (Пусть бегут неуклюже) (English translation)

Russian

Pust begut Niukluzhe (Пусть бегут неуклюже)

 
Пусть бегут неуклюже
Пешеходы по лужам,
А вода — по асфальту рекой.
И не ясно прохожим
В этот день непогожий,
Почему я веселый такой.
 
Припев:
Я играю на гармошке
У прохожих на виду...
К сожаленью, день рожденья
Только раз в году.
 
Прилетит вдруг волшебник
В голубом вертолете
И бесплатно покажет кино.
С днем рожденья поздравит
И, наверно, оставит
Мне в подарок пятьсот «эскимо».
 
Припев
Я играю на гармошке
У прохожих на виду...
К сожаленью, день рожденья
Только раз в году.
 
Submitted by Susanne Cathleen on Wed, 03/10/2012 - 10:26
Last edited by phantasmagoria on Tue, 13/06/2017 - 18:29
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English translation

Russian Birthday Song

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Never mind that the clumsy pedestrians are jumping over rain puddles.
And that the water is streaming down the street.
And never mind that the passers-by can't make sense of
Why is it that I'm so happy on such a dreary day.
 
Yet I'm playing my accordion
In front of everyone on the street.
It's so sad that a birthday
Can only happen once a year.
 
A wizard will suddenly appear
In a blue whirlybird,
And will show me free movies.
He'll say Happy Birthday
And just before he flies away
He'll probably leave 500 ice cream cones for me.
 
Yet I'm playing my accordion
In front of everyone on the street.
It's so sad that a birthday
Can only happen once a year.
 
Submitted by sophia.lansky on Mon, 09/12/2013 - 09:45
Author's comments:

Enjoy this classic. This is just a quick translation to respond to someone's request. I didn't make an effort to rhyme or make the lyrics fit the music, but I DID make an effort to convey the mood. Maybe next time. Regular smile

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lesmar    Tue, 18/02/2014 - 22:29
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Great job! The mood is conveyed just perfectly.